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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
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September 10th-13th, 2015
From Dwarfes, Mermaids, Elves ...
Nature beings in Puppet shows. For puppeteers and those interested.
A conference from the section for eurythmy, speech and musical arts.
September 17th-19th, 2015
Training from the Social Science Section, Module I
Steiner's Business Design: The Three-fold Social Organism
Paul Mackay and Gerald Häfner, organization; Franziska Schmidt-von Nell and Ingo Krampen, social-artistic exercises.
September 17th-20th, 2015
Medical Section's Annual International Conference
Dignity of the Human Body
External practical application and research in Anthroposophical Medicine (DE, EN, FR, ES, IT, RU, JP)
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Friday August 28th, 2015 | 20:00
Première: The Robbers
Originally by Friedrich Schiller, Text-rendering by Andrea Pfaehler. A production by the "Youth Stage-group" in cooperation with the Goetheanum Stage group. Andrea Pfaehler, director. For ages 12 years and up. On an outdoor stage. Further performances: 29.8, 30.8, 4.9, 5.9, 6.9, 11.9, 12.9.
Thursday September 17th, 2015
Première: The Magic Flute
Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Guest performance from the TfN (Theater for the area in Germany: Niedersachsen Hildesheim); Volker Vogel, staging; Da Vinci Symphonic Orchestra; Werner Seitzer, musical director. Further performances: September 20, 25, 26, 27th.
Work from Obsidian and wood by Jean-Michel Othoniel
Inside the West entrance and on the Goetheanum grounds from June 14th-July 5th, 2015
Viewing is free. Opening times: 8 to 22:00
Jean-Michel Othoniel is at Art Basel (June 17 to 21) represented by Perrotin (Paris), Karsten Greve (St. Moritz, Paris, Cologne) and Kukje Gallery (Korea).
North in the Goetheanum
with works from the Scandinavian painters and sculptors, and the carpet, "Draumkvedet" from Torwald Moseid Curator: Marianne Schubertmit
Exhibition from June 10th - September 6th, 2015
Opening times: daily from 8-22:00
Vernissage: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 17:00