It is with enormous pleasure that MARC STRAUS announces its representation of Hermann Nitsch. Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation, Nitsch alongside Otto Muehl, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, and Günter Brus initiated the Viennese Actionism movement. Trained as a graphic designer he always had a strong interest in religious and mythological symbols. Since 1957 he staged over 100 performances of his Orgien Mysterien Theater that were inspired by Catholic Church and religious rituals of all times, the Wagnerian model of the Gesamtkunstwerk, and Dionysian orgies. Beginning in 1960 he made abstract paintings splattered in visceral reds, browns, grays, and blacks evoking associations of the human body, orifices, and performance. Today his art continues to be as vibrant and necessary as when he began.
Hermann Nitsch will have his first solo exhibition at our gallery September 9 – October 18, 2015. This presentation will include recent works as well as seminal pieces from his fifty year career.
Click Here to read Marc Straus' response to Museo Jumex's Recent Cancellation of Hermann Nitsch's Exhibition.
Click Here to read Victoria Burnett's New York Times coverage of Museo Jumex's Cancellation of Hermann Nitsch's Exhibition
Hermann Nitch's cancelled exhibition at Museo Jumex the topic of an interview with Marc Straus in Mexico's El Informador written by Jorge Perez Gomez. Titled "What Hope is Left for Freedom in Art?" you can read the full article HERE.