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Nitsch Leaves Tasmanian Activists Raw

Months before it kicked off, a performance that was in the lineup of an annual music festival organized by Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) had already infuriated activists in the Pacific.

122.Action by HERMANN NITSCH, performed at Burgtheater, Vienna, in 2005. 

Photo by Georg Soulek. Courtesy the artist and Dark Mofo, Hobart. 

As part of the promotion for the 14-day festival Dark Mofo, 78-year-old Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch disclosed plans to use a bull’s carcass for a live show on June 17 in Hobart…

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