Hermann Nitsch, artist, elder statesman of Austrian culture and founder of the Viennese Actionists will be speaking at HVCCA on Sunday, October 15 at 4pm as part of a series of talks relating to the current exhibition, "Reverence." "...Nitsch was interested in the manner in which organized ritual could lead to a collective state of catharsis." Active as a performance artist, painter and composer, Nitsch's noteriety is most often tied to the series of happenings the Actionists staged in the '60s. Not unlike a Gallagher concert, but perhaps just as entertaining, the Actionists invoked themes of ritual and taboo using urine, animal carcasses, excrement, blood and other bodily fluids - not watermelons.
HVCCA is located at 1701 Main St in Peekskill. The talk will begin at 4pm. Refreshments will be served. - raincoats optional-