Hermann Nitsch, a pioneer of Viennese Actionism, passed away last night at the age of 83. To give the news is his wife Rita, reporting that the artist has “fallen asleep peacefully”. Born on August 29, 1938 in Vienna, Nitsch had a very strong bond with Italy. In 2008 his friend and patron Giuseppe Morra entitled a museum to him in Naples. Nitsch was very active until the end. A few days ago the announcement of a new edition of its legendary Theater of Orgies and Mysteries. On the occasion of the Venice Biennale, from today to 20 July, in the spaces of Oficine 800, Zuecca Project, on the Giudecca island, in collaboration with Galerie Kandlhofer and Helmut Essl’s Private Collection, the complete version is presented for the first time in Italy of his “20. Malaktion », the twentieth pictorial action originally created and presented by Nitsch at the Wiener Secession in 1987.