Action artist Hermann Nitsch was buried

The coffin was then carried in a procession by about three dozen friends (among them the artist Erwin Wurm) carried to the castle of Prinzendorf. Nitsch bought the palace in 1971 and subsequently restored it. It became the artist’s most important place of residence and work, in 1998 the performance site of his 6-day play and now his final resting place.

In accordance with his wishes, the artist, who began as a member of the Vienna Actionists and subsequently combined text, music, painting and performance into a unique total work of art, was laid to rest in a simple, specially made crypt in the park of the palace. The first two days of the new 6-day game, which was canceled last year due to corona, should still take place on July 30th and 31st – now without their creator.

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