“The Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries is based on the idea of creating something more than a theatre production, and Hermann Nitsch believes that this is only possible at the moment when both the viewer and the actor are equally involved and transformed.”
– Līna Birzaka-Priekule
Along with the solo show “The Orgies Mysteries Theatre” by Hermann Nitsch, that will be on view at Decorative arts and Design museum in Riga (Skārņu street 10) until December 12, a special exhibition gazette has also come out and includes essays by Hermann Nitsch, Līna Birzaka-Priekule, Laine Kristberga, Vilnis Štrams and Igors Gubenko.
Texts included in the gazette are both in Latvian and English, and overlooks such topics as diversity of Nitsch’s artistic language, meaning of performance and process, as well as the sens of art philosophy and one’s personality.
You can read online verion of the gazette here.
Discussion. Art and science
On August 6 at 4 pm, we look forward to welcoming you to the discussion Art and science: a match looking for heaven which will take place at the PAiR residency in Pāvilosta. “Interdisciplinary” has now been a buzzword for long enough in order to evaluate its merits. The intersection and cooperation between art and science has been […]
Voldemārs Johansons / PAiR gallery
The ecosystems of northern Norway, the Faroe Islands and the Svalbard Archipelago are experiencing rapid changes, and even the most conservative forecasts indicate that the North Pole’s ice sheet will melt completely in summers in the foreseeable future. In it, Johansons explores the ways to look at this part of the planet affected by climate […]
Skuja Braden / PAiR gallery
Skuja Braden is an artist duo created in 1999 by Inguna Skuja from Latvia and Melissa D. Braden from California. It is a rather unusual phenomenon for the Latvian art scene, thanks to both direct and critical messages and the baroque intensity, as well as the insatiably bright form of expression. At the Venice Biennale, […]
Voldemārs Johansons. Storm Sees No Colour
From 9 July to 14 August, the PAiR residence gallery in Pāvilosta will host a solo exhibition of the artist Voldemars Johansons “Storm Sees No Colour”. The starting point of the exhibition can be found in the artist’s expeditions to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In it, Johansons explores the ways to look […]
SkujaBraden. Feast your Eye
From 28 May to 27 June, the PAIR Residence Gallery in Pāvilosta will host the exhibition of the artist duo Skuja Braden “Acs ābola dzīru mielasts” (Feast your Eye). Skuja Braden is an artist duo created in 1999 by Inguna Skuja from Latvia and Melissa D. Braden from California. It is a rather unusual phenomenon […]
Sadura. Expanded painting
From April 1 until May 15, 2022 an exhibition “Sadura”, dedicated to expanded painting is on view at the PAiR residency gallery (E. Šneidera laukums 11, Pāvilosta). The show includes works by Jānis Dzirnieks, Andris Eglītis, Sarmīte Māliņa, Elza Sīle, Jānis Šneiders and Aija Zariņa from the collection of VV Foundation. Curator of the exhibition is […]
Support for artists and other creatives from Ukraine!
Considering current political situation and Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine, VV Foundation has decided to support artists and other creatives from Ukraine, offering PAiR residency space. We strongly believe that this is the time to support Ukraine citizens in any possible way and exactly this is why we are inviting Ukrainian creatives to live and […]
Michael Kidner. Love is a Virus from Outer Space
An exhibition of the British artist Michael Kidner titled “Love is a Virus from Outer Space” will be open for viewing from 29 October 2021 until 16 January 2022 at the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils. Simultaneously rational and playful, Kidner’s art combines visually expressed answers to mathematics, science and chaos theory principles, as the artist […]
Lecture of Igors Gubenko at the Hermann Nitsch exhibition
Igors Gubenko substantiates the seemingly paradoxical thesis that the actions of the Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries by Hermann Nitsch is a demonstration lesson in humanism. Gubenko addresses humanism critique in the existentialism reasoning of Martin Heidegger, conviction of Michel Foucault that man is “a recent invention nearing its end” and the post-humanism aspirations to […]
Lecture of Laine Kristberga at the Hermann Nitsch exhibition
The art scientist Laine Kristberga will read the lecture “Performance Art on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: Socially Political Context and Challenges”, addressing the origin context of performance art both in the Western art discourse and in the local time space, namely in the soviet occupation regime. Comparing the parallels and differences, Kristberga will […]