Hermann Nitsch: 60. Painting Action // 60. Malaktion, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view. February 19 – March 19, 2011 Mike Weiss Gallery is proud to host the first live painting action within the United States by Hermann Nitsch, founding member of the Viennese Actionism movement. On February 15 and 16, the gallery is open to the public for the rare chance to see Nitsch and his assistants perform a series of ritualistic painting acts. Through their directed and unrelenting splattering, pouring, smearing, and brushing of paint, […]

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Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950-Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Purchase on Amazon.com March 2 — May 12, 2008 Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific validity of particular colors gave way to an excitement about color as a mass-produced and standardized commercial product. The Romantic quest for personal expression instead became Andy Warhol’s […]

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