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From the Life at the Goetheanum

13.02.2014 12:00 Age: 1 year
By: Madeleine Ronner, Translation: Anya Wilson, Marcel Nick

Section for Fine Arts/ Genaral Antroposophical Society: Sculpture Exposition "From the I"

From the 25th of January to the 9th of June, sculptures from 21 artists are displayed on the Goetheanum grounds and in the Goetheanum itself. (Curator: Christian Hitsch, Design: Barbara Schnetzler). The vernisage on the 25th of January introduced the theme,"'From the I' - Living Balance".


Skulptur auf Goetheanum-Gelände (Foto: Sebastian Jüngel)

They search the renewal of the mysteries. They Keep a bond with the old in creating a new stream of work. Pieces by sculpturists, who work in the spiritual impulse of the Goetheanum, have been brought to Dornach and are displayed in a large sculpture exposition in and around the Goetheanum. Twenty-one artists from the present and past, from all over Europe and the USA are represented. In past years little from their work had been seen.

The question arises time and again, about what from Rudolf Steiner's art impulse is being picked up in a lively manner and being further developed. Only a few artists, mostly unrecognized, struggle over what spiritually immersed art is.

For a few years, a group of sculpturists have been meeting, to deepen the Anthroposophical art impulse. They do research, form models, and once a year present thier work in a symposium. The concept for this exposition came from the group's contemplation of the "Representative of Man" and the Goetheanum grounds. 

Special locations on the Goetheanum property were "hightened" through the placement of art or brought into a new consciouness. It has been an effort, to bring into light again, something that had been "underground" but in continual progress; at the same time the many perspectives as well, direct towards the central "group" of sculptures in the Goetheanum.

"The exposition should connect with the impulse of the laying of the Foundation Stone on September 20th, 1913: the will to renew the mysteries. Since then, sculpturists have put efforts into the task of the Spirit of the Time, to research and understand it, and integrate it into their style of work," explains Barbara Schnetzler, responsible for the design of the exposition.

With the "Representative of Man" lives a "Chaiateer of the Present", in the Goetheanum. Living Balance- the center between Ahriman and Lucifer - is what he portrays. With the exposition, this theme of the "Representative of Man" is grasped and plays in different artisitc tones in the surroundings. The artwork wants to occur as the present Moment - that can liberate the thinking for the benefit of the soul's activity - through quiet moments outside, inner movements are created.

"Living Balance" can mean: to lead the flow of time in the ever present moment, between the past and future, tension and Relaxation, verticle and horizontal. With the title, the connection is made with the task of the spirit of the time itself, and the new mysteries. The location of the turning point, is found in the series of capital motifs, formed by Rudolf Steiner for the seven columns in a sculpted metamorphosis . Steiner gave "column titles" to the forms. The column of our epoch is named: "From the I".

Exposition "'From the I'- Living Balance":
25.01.2014–09.06.2014, Goetheanum-Grounds and Goetheanum. Free Entry.

Vernissage: 25th January 2014, 15:00

Source: "Das Goetheanum" Nr. 3/2014


Focus

Christmas 2014 to Easter 2015
Lectures on Sergej O. Prokofieff's Christology work
Lectures by Peter Selg on December 25, 2014, 20:00, January 18, 2015, 20:00, February 28, 2015, 20:00,  March 15, 2015, 20:00, April 5, 2015, 9:00

Summer 2015 until Easter 2016
FAUST
24th- 26th July, 2015
"... What Holds the World Together in its Innermost"

Faust I. Faust Conference at the Goetheanum
Easter 2016: Première Faust I and II

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Events

 6 - 8th March 2015
Speech Chorus Conference
Goethe's Genius of Language 
Rhythum and sound formation in Goethe's poetry. A training weekend for speech formation practitioners and speech students in their last year

March 30th- April 3rd, 2015
Transitions in Childhood from birth to 14 years: significance, challenges and consequences

Tasks for Educators and Teachers (DE, EN, ES, CN)

3- 5th April 2015
The Dramatics of the Easter Events 
Easter Conference (DE, EN)

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Overview for 2015 (PDF) please click on the image

Performances

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Goetheanum Stage

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Felicia Puppentheater

Saturday March 21st, 2015 | 20:00 The Cherry Garden from Anton Tschechow, Claudio Puglisi, Director Further performances: March 22nd | 16:30

Saturday March 7th, 2015 | 8 pm
Four-Fold
Swiss sounds then and now. Basel vocal soloists with camerata variabile; Sebastian Goll, conductor

Exhibitions

February 15th to March 29th, 2015
The Metamorphoses of Fear 
An exposition of the art collection at the Goetheanum
Vernissage: Saturday, February 14th, 14:30

February 23rd-  April 19th 2015
Landscape of the Soul
Dorothea Templeton, Painter
Vernissage: Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 16:00

Tours

General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundation of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

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