Curator Tour with Piero Tomassoni: Julian Beck. Works on Paper, 1941-1954

Curator Tour with Piero Tomassoni: Julian Beck. Works on Paper, 1941-1954

Piero Tomassoni walks us through a selection of rare works by Julian Beck, founder of’ ‘The Living Theatre’. Before this show, the paintings had never been exhibited before. Created with Custorian, Artvisor introduces you to Julian Beck’s works on paper, produced from 1941 – 1954. Born in 1925, Beck attended Yale University before dropping out and moving to New York City to dedicate himself to painting. Beck exhibited at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery in 1945, alongside some of the most prominent Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Willem de Kooning. That Beck’s style of painting was formed in this environment is...

Hermann Nitsch’s 20th Painting Action

Hermann Nitsch’s 20th Painting Action

A major exhibition of the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938) will open on April 19th in Venice, during the 59th Biennale. The 20th Painting Action, carried out and installed in 1987 in the Vienna Secession, will be exhibited in Italy for the first time since its creation. It will be on view until July 20th, 2022 at Oficine 800, on the island of Giudecca. The 20th Painting Action embodies Nitsch’s impactful ideas and artistic practice. The whole cycle includes a large scale work measuring 5 x 20 m and several smaller splatter and poured paintings. Their dimension and technique...