il mondo riversato (the world imparted)
art and freedom in the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner
in Trieste, for the 150th anniversary of his birth, an exhibition and international conference of studies in homage to Rudolf Steiner
The Trieste Contemporanea Committee, in collaboration with Artspace, will dedicate an exhibition and international conference of studies, for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), great Austrian philosopher and pedagogist, an influential and versatile individual and founder of anthroposophy. He is also widely known today for having been the inspiration for anthropological medicine, for the principles ofbiodynamic agriculture based on the most current systems, sustainable in full respect of our ecosystem.
This initiative, organized by Gabriella Cardazzo, will open June 25th with an international conference of the most prominent experts of Steiner, which will reconsider, from today’s perspective, the Austrian philosopher’s thoughts in light of a possible contemporary take on his principles of social intercommunication. In the convention, his vision of art will be discussed as an expression of qualitative experiences of life as well as his influence on music, architecture and visual arts. His direct influence on many great masters of modern art will also be closely examined. See below the conference’s programme.
The study seminar, which will include a complete biography of Steiner, will also include contributions on the philosopher’s relationship with art (Francesca Rachele Oppedisano, also moderator of the convention), with architecture (Giuseppe Guasina), with music (Giuseppe Fagnocchi) and with the art and science theme (Stefano Gasperi). Important contributions by scholars from abroad will be by Walter Kugler, director of theRudolf Steiner Archiv of Dornach in Switzerland, who will introduce the comprehensive philosophy of Steiner. The correlation between the philosopher’s thought and the theories on the Social Sculpture by Joseph Beuys, the great German artist – this year marks the 90th anniversary of his birth, will be illustrated by Richard Demarco, Scottish artist and curator, a friend of Beuys and volcanic testimony and promoter of contemporary art across the board. He will draw a parallel between the two from the standpoint of their common profession –both were educators.