(born Vienna in 1938) Design for “Grablegung”, signed, dated hermann nitsch 1983–2007, wall piece (Nitsch studio - attic Schloß Prinzendorf), relic, overdrawn with marker on board, 210 x 122 cm, framed, (K)
Provenance: Private Collection, Vienna
“Schön bis tief ins tragische hinein” Caroline Stoll and Bruno Preisendörfer in discussion with H. N. Is your art a criticism of the church or of the sacred? Not at all, that is completely irrelevant to me. You have to imagine, it is as if I were an Egyptologist, dealing with the symbols of Egyptian mythology. Criticism never crossed my mind, because I don’t particularly care about practising Christianity. I’m far more interested in tradition, all religions and mythologies. Hence my examination of Christian - but not only Christian - symbols. You would completely misunderstand my work if you believed I was glorifying the Catholic Church, or if you thought I was trying to criticise it or to be blasphemous. In reality I am a researcher of myths... Reizwort Nitsch, Gerhard Jaschke, Sonderzahl 1995
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