Hermann Nitsch - The Orgies Mysteries Theater

September 24 - October 17 2020

Opera Gallery Geneva

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Opera Gallery Geneva

September 24 - October 17 2020

Place de Longemalle 10-12 1204 Geneva

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Add to Calendar 2020-09-24 00:00:00 2020-10-17 00:00:00 Hermann Nitsch - The Orgies Mysteries Theater

Considered a key figure in Viennese Actionism of the 1960s, Hermann Nitsch continues to use this radical method of painting, essentially through his creation of the Orgien Mysterien Theater, a concept of ceremonial performance art comparable to Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk (total art work). This total art form calls to all five human senses and advocates for a profound existentialist reflection. Hermann Nitsch creates his paintings using his entire body. Therefore, they are simultaneously the origin and the result of his performances. Using or applying oil or acrylic paint of a certain hue, he spreads it on canvas using unconventional tools as well as his hands, feet and whole body movements. Through these actions, Nitsch demonstrates his energetic, spiritual, sensual and passionate persona. Chaos and violence, which accompany his work, are in fact a celebration of life and mirror the human soul.

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Introduction

Considered a key figure in Viennese Actionism of the 1960s, Hermann Nitsch continues to use this radical method of painting, essentially through his creation of the Orgien Mysterien Theater, a concept of ceremonial performance art comparable to Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk (total art work). This total art form calls to all five human senses and advocates for a profound existentialist reflection. Hermann Nitsch creates his paintings using his entire body. Therefore, they are simultaneously the origin and the result of his performances. Using or applying oil or acrylic paint of a certain hue, he spreads it on canvas using unconventional tools as well as his hands, feet and whole body movements. Through these actions, Nitsch demonstrates his energetic, spiritual, sensual and passionate persona. Chaos and violence, which accompany his work, are in fact a celebration of life and mirror the human soul.

Artworks

Hermann Nitsch, 01-Exhibition view
Hermann Nitsch, 02- Exhibition view
Hermann Nitsch, 03- Exhibition view
Hermann Nitsch, 04- Exhibition view
Hermann Nitsch, 05- Exhibition view
Hermann Nitsch, 06- Exhibition view
Hermann Nitsch, 06_14, 2014
Hermann Nitsch, 15_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, 19_14, 2014
Hermann Nitsch, HF_05_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, HF_26_18, 2018
Hermann Nitsch, HF_adele_20
Hermann Nitsch, HF_julienne_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, HF_simone_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, KF_10_18, 2018
Hermann Nitsch, K_07_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, K_10_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, K_12_20, 2020
Hermann Nitsch, ROV_53_97, 1997
Hermann Nitsch, SK_04_19, 2019
Hermann Nitsch, SK_05_19, 2019