Nitsch to perform at Istanbul fair
Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair will be hosting a painting performance of Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch.Hermann Nitsch, one of the founders of “Vienna Actionism” will exhibit his 66th Painting Performance, “Malakt” at Contemporary Istanbul. Nitsch had 138 Performances, the first one in Vienna in 1962 and the last one in Leipzig in June of 2013. He also had 65 Painting Performances, of which the first was in Vienna in 1960, and the last in Prinzendorf in August of 2013. Nitsch’s 66th Painting Performance will be exhibited at Istanbul Congress Center throughout the fair.
This year to be held at Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) and the Istanbul Congress Center, the 8th edition of the fair will run from Nov. 7 to 10. The fair offers a comprehensive range of international and Turkish art including painting, sculpture, video works, installation and limited editions from local and international galleries from different and mutually enriching horizons. Featuring 110 galleries from 21 countries, two thirds of which come from 21 different countries, and approximately 650 artists Contemporary Istanbul will be the largest event to date. Marlborough Gallery, New York; Galerie Lelong, Paris; Andipa Gallery.