Hermann Nitsch Museum


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Set in a former electricity plant, with magnificent views that stretch as far as Mount Vesuvius and Capri, this museum and archive was opened in 2008 by the Fondazione Morra. It's dedicated to Viennese 'actionist' artist Hermann Nitsch's splatter paintings, and the relics of his orgiastic, bloody, theatrical mock crucifixions (by now more than 100). His work is strangely in keeping with the religious rites and iconography of the teeming Neapolitan streets, such as the 'miraculous' flowing of San Gennaro's blood in the Duomo three times a year. Collector Peppe Morra has sponsored Nitsch's performances since the 1970s; one, Lehraktion, took place in 1996 within view of the museum, at a hilltop vineyard owned by Morra.

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Hermann Nitsch Museum details

Vico Lungo Pontecorvo 29/d

Area Naples

Transport Metro Dante

Telephone 081 564 1655

Hermann Nitsch Museum website

Open Oct-June 10am-7pm Mon, Wed-Sun. July 10am-7pm Mon, Wed-Fri. Closed Aug.

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