The artist Hermann Nitsch
Born Aug 29 1938, Vienna, Austria.
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HERMANN NITSCH’ ‘ORGIEN MYSTERIEN THEATER’: THE ARTIST AS A HIGH PRIEST?
About the relation between art, religion, ritual and reality.
His Fresco, with its connotations of martyrdom and penance, is fixed with the tortured bust of a ‘saint’, a site of devotional worship as horrifically compelling as an ossuary or catacomb…
Interview with the artist