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 late 1950s and early 1960s created immersive and madcap Happenings involving live theater, art objects, sound, and other elements. Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, and Robert Rauschenberg also played a key part in the development of performance art in the 20th century and in Pace’s history. The gallery’s presentations of work by Nitsch will build on this legacy and expand its contemporary program in Europe.
Pace President and CEO Marc Glimcher says:
“Hermann Nitsch has made hugely important contributions to the history of performance through his audacious, multifaceted, and transportive productions. We’re thrilled to welcome the artist to the gallery, whose legacy in performance has long been associated with Claes Oldenburg’s storied Happenings and famed live presentations by Alexander Calder and Jean Dubuffet. Today, through our Pace Live platform, the gallery foregrounds newly commissioned live art performances as part of its global program. Pace’s new representation of artists Lee Kun-Yong and Paulina Olowska also reflects its deep and enduring interest in experimental performance. We look forward to presenting Nitsch’s historical and recent works at our New York gallery in 2023, highlighting his achievements for an American audience and situating his practice within contemporary conversations.”
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