Monday, October 1, 2012
Free concert in the courtyard of the spectacular Biblioteca Nazionale by Iranian tombak master Mohammad Reza Mortazavi:
And of course (thank you, Jeanne Liotta), the aesthetically rejuvenating and somewhat perplexing Hermann Nitsch Museum:
Here, a selection of the megalomaniacal artist/impressario's aktions are documented "through a process involving the analysis of situations, facts and criteria, both objective and interpretive." It is "a place where the action relics of the OM Theater (Orgies Mysteries Theater), a Gesamtkaunstwerk expression or arte totale related to the psycho-analytic concept of Abreaction, an emotional shock that allows a subject to remove the effects of dramatic events, his course between the smells and colors, the astronomical and botanical excursions take form in an experimental language still in progress." I quote extensively and without revision from the pamphlet, as I don't trust myself to relate what it was I beheld. In any case, it seemed like a fitting place to commemorate the Four Days of Naples.
Posted by Mimi at 4:13 PM