Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Blood Orgies: Hermann Nitsch in America

Slought Publications invites you to join us in celebration of the pioneering work of Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch at the Austrian Cultural Forum on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 7:30-9:30pm.

Hermann Nitsch will briefly speak about the reception of his work in America, in relation to its intensity and immediacy, at 7:30pm in the auditorium; he will be introduced by editor Aaron Levy and contributors Jean-Michel Rabaté and Osvaldo Romberg of the Slought Foundation, as well as Andreas Stadler of the Austrian Cultural Forum. A 14 minute screening of Hermann Nitsch’s "Das Orgien Mysterien Theater: Die Aktionen, 1962-2003" will immediately follow, as well as a public conversation with Hermann Nitsch and Aaron Levy.

Listen to remarks by Andreas Stadler, Aaron Levy, Osvaldo Romberg, and Jean-Michel Rabaté (25 min)

Listen to Hermann Nitsch in Conversation with Aaron Levy (35 min)

The Slought Foundation has recently published “Blood Orgies: Hermann Nitsch in America,” a book, which examines the work of the Austrian performance artist from American perspective.

The publication is edited and introduced by Aaron Levy and students in the RBSL Bergman Foundation Curatorial Seminar in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania; contributors to the volume include Adrian Daub, Lorand Hegyi, Susan Jarosi, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Michèle H. Richman, Osvaldo Romberg, and Dieter Ronte.

To launch the publication, the editor Aaron Levy interviewed Hermann Nitsch at Austrian Cultural Forum in New York.

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