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September 28, 2017 Back To News

Hermann Nitsch Review on ArteFuse

Kate Menard reviewed the Hermann Nitsch show on ArteFuse,

75th Painting Action is dominated by red, but it is oil, not blood, which covers its canvases. Cacophonous chords fill the room. Out of eyesight upon first entering, a video of the 75th Painting Action plays on a small monitor in the back corner of the room. It becomes apparent that this is the visual which the sound accompanies. In white, lab-like coats, Nitsch and his assistant work the canvases. Nitsch digs his hand deep into a paint bucket his assistant holds and pulls it out again to thickly smear paint. The viewer is surrounded by the large paintings seen in progress on screen.

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