Pace, along with the Nitsch Foundation, announce Hermann Nitsch’s passing at the age of 83 on April 18, 2022, following a serious illness.
As a result of his passing, the artist could not personally experience one of his great successes - the exhibition of his 20th Painting Action during this year’s 59th Venice Biennale.
Nitsch was guided throughout his life by the intense, life-affirming philosophy that “everything that ever was and ever will be is to be”. It will keep his work eternally alive.
One of the main figures in Viennese Actionism, he will be missed not only for his contributions to the world as an actionist, painter, graphic artist, and composer, but also as a husband, father, friend, mentor, and companion.
photo: Philipp Schuster