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Hermann Nitsch

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Hermann Nitsch at Mike Weiss Gallery February 19th, 2011 - March 19th, 2011
Posted 2/20/11

Hermann Nitsch, the septuagenarian Austrian artist, is known for some pretty grisly performance art. His most famous work (performed in a variety of ways over one hundred times), Orgies Mystery Theatre, features freshly slaughtered animals and entrails on display. This sets the stage for Nitsche pouring blood over the naked bodies of people tied to crosses. The art world celebrates this gore, and holds it up as evidence that artists are not too timid to deal frankly with the visceral nastiness of ma... [more]

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