Hermann Nitsch

Among the major protagonists of international art since the second half of the twentieth century.

By Fondazione Morra

Exponent of the Wiener Aktionismus, the movement conceived with Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler that since 1960 represents the maximum expressive tension of European Body Art. Since 1957 Nitsch has been developing his idea of Orgien Mysterien Theater: an experience of total art – gesamtkunstwerk linked to the psychoanalytic concept of abreaktion, or the emotional discharge that allows a subject to remove the effects of dramatic events. Allowing cathartic liberation from religious, moralistic, sexual taboos, Nitsch proposes the execution of rituals and ceremonies of ancestral heritage.

Casa Morra. 152 aktion Hermann Nitsch (2017/2017) by ph. Amedeo Benestante ©Fondazione MorraFondazione Morra

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Casa Morra contemporary art archive naples, 2017










Casa Morra, Hermann Nitsch, 152.aktion, Naples, 2017 (2017) by ph. Fabio DonatoFondazione Morra

Casa Morra. 152 aktion Hermann Nitsch (2017/2017) by ph. Amedeo Benestante ©Fondazione MorraFondazione Morra

Casa Morra. 152 aktion Hermann Nitsch (2017/2017) by ph. Amedeo Benestante ©Fondazione MorraFondazione Morra

158.aktion at Museo Nitsch (2020/2020) by ph. Amedeo Benestante ©Fondazione MorraFondazione Morra

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Hermann Nitsch museum, 2020










158. aktion   Hermann Nitsch museum, 2020

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