THE ORGIES MYSTERIES THEATER, 160th action "the 6-day-play", 2nd version

THE ORGIES MYSTERIES THEATER, 160th action “the 6-day-play”, 2nd version 30 – 31 July 2022, performance of the 1st and 2nd day Atelier Hermann Nitsch, Schloss Prinzendorf, AT   “the 6-day-play of the o. m. theater is a work in progress. everything i’ve ever done, my action painting, all my performance actions, my music, they […] continue

In memoriam Hermann Nitsch

29. August 1938 – 18. April 2022 Hermann Nitsch passed away in peace on April 18, 2022 after serious illness at the age of 83. Therefore, the artist could no longer personally experience one of his great successes – the exhibition of the 20th Painting Action, which opened during the 59th Venice Biennale on Easter […] continue

Pace welcomes Hermann Nitsch

Pace is pleased to announce its global representation of Hermann Nitsch in collaboration with the Nitsch Foundation and Galerie Kandlhofer. The gallery will present its first solo exhibition of Nitsch’s work in New York in 2023. Pace’s representation of Nitsch aligns with its long history of supporting artists working in performance, including Claes Oldenburg, who in the […] continue

Hermann Nitsch | Biography & images

Hermann Nitsch (* 29. August 1938 in Vienna; † 18. April 2022 in Mistelbach) He was a decisive founder of Viennese Actionism and one of the most versatile contemporary artists: actionist, painter, graphic artist, composer (symphonies, organ concertos), stage designer. His Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) the Orgies Mysteries Theater encompasses the broad spectrum of […] continue

Record breaking auction result for Hermann Nitsch painting

Great auction result!   A red “Schüttbild” (action painting) by Hermann Nitsch from 1961 achieved a record-setting result of € 600,000 at Ketterer Kunst in Munich this weekend. This is the highest auction result so far for a painting by Hermann Nitsch. The painting was in the possession of the Haniel Collection in Duisburg for […] continue

NITSCH. Spaces of Color

NITSCH. Spaces of Color 17 May–11 August 2019 ALBERTINA, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna Painting is one of the disciplines encompassed by the “Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries” of Hermann Nitsch. His approach to this art form is deeply rooted in actionism, performance, and multimediality. Painting represents both the origin and the outcome of Nitsch’s actions. […] continue

Hermann Nitsch - Tools and Relics of the Orgien Mysterien Theater

Press release of the exhibition “Hermann Nitsch – Tools and Relics of the Orgien Mysterien Theater”   Duration: 15 November 2017 – 29 November 2018 During an action, tools that Hermann Nitsch defines in his scores, such as cotton cloths, stretchers and shirts, are stained with blood or sprayed with paint, regardless of their later […] continue

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