Breakfast matinèe with Hermann Nitsch

as part of the exhibition Action Painting on Paper

Breakfast matinèe with Hermann Nitsch

Date

22.11.2014

Time

10:00

Category

Talk

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Nitsch Foundation

Hegelgasse 5
1010 Vienna

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Hermann Nitsch began the practical realization of his Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries through action painting in the 1960s. The paintings that emerged from this process could be seen as relics of his actions as a painter, and yet – consciously intended as paintings in their own right – they are much more than that. As Hermann Nitsch once noted: “Painting is the grammar of my actions on an image surface.” Similar to his actions involving meat, blood and animal cadavers, Nitsch’s technique of spraying, smearing and splashing colored liquids aims to evoke sensually intense emotions.
With this exhibition, the Nitsch Foundation presents the first-ever show of the artist’s action painting on paper and invites visitors to a breakfast matinèe with Hermann Nitsch as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.