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Nitsch, Hermann

25. Aktion (wiederaufgefuhrt) [VINYL]

Nitsch, Hermann: 25. Aktion (wiederaufgefuhrt) [VINYL] (Cien Fuegos)

Viennese Actionism founding artist Hermann Nitsch, an Austrian painter, performance-artist, and composer, in an audio recording of a work of sound and drone premiered in NYC in 1968, and recreated in a performance at gallery Pakesch, Vienna in 1982.

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Re-Performance of the 25. Action , March 1982 in the gallery Pakesch, Vienna (Premiere was in New York 1968).

UPC: 9120036682078

Label: Cien Fuegos
Catalog ID: CFX 006LP
Squidco Product Code: 22696

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Austria
Packaging: LP
Recorded at the Pakesch Art Gallery, in Vienna, Austria, in March, 1982. The music was released on a small gallery tape edition in 1982 - remastering for vinyl by Martin Siewert 2016


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"Hermann Nitsch (born 29 August 1938) is an Austrian avant-garde artist who works in experimental and multimedia modes.

Born in Vienna, Nitsch received training in painting when studied at the Wiener Graphische Lehr-und Versuchanstalt, during which time he was drawn to religious art. He is associated with the Vienna Actionists-a loosely affiliated group of off-kilter and confrontational Austrian artists that also includes Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler.

Nitsch's abstract 'splatter' paintings, like his performance pieces, are inspired by his neutral perspective on humanity and being human. In the 1950s, Nitsch conceived of the Orgien Mysterien Theater (which roughly translates as Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries or The Orgiastic Mystery Theater), staging nearly 100 performances between 1962 and 1998."

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track listing:


1 Untitled 05:13

2 Untitled 13:23


1 Untitled 05:03

2 Untitled 16:43
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"Hermann Nitsch - Orgien Mysterien Theater - 25. Aktion. Re-performance of 25. Action, March 1982 in the gallery Pakesch, Vienna. The premiere was in New York, in 1968. Hermann Nitsch, an Austrian painter, performance-artist and composer, was a crucial founding artist of "Viennese Actionism". He has held exhibitions and performed all over the world since the '60s. The idea of the very sensual and archaic Orgien Mysterien Theater was developed in the late '50s and has been performed in variations to this day. For this piece, Nitsch works out all settings of the rituals, the feast in great detail, precisely composes days of art, performance, food, wine and music, to celebrate the existence of mankind..."-Cien Fuegos

"Viennese Actionism was a short and violent movement in 20th-century art. It can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the 1960s to develop "action art" (Fluxus, happening, performance art, body art, etc.). Its main participants were Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. As "actionists", they were active between 1960 and 1971. Most have continued their artistic work independently from the early 1970s onwards.

Documentation of the work of these four artists suggests that there was no consciously developed sense of a movement or any cultivation of membership status in an "actionist" group. Rather, this name was one applied to various collaborative configurations among these four artists. Malcolm Green has quoted Hermann Nitsch's comment, "Vienna Actionism never was a group. A number of artists reacted to particular situations that they all encountered, within a particular time period, and with similar means and results." "-Wikipedia

Re-Performance of the 25. Action , March 1982 in the gallery Pakesch, Vienna (Premiere was in New York 1968).
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