The Mystery of Modern Art: Esotericism, Magic, and Spiritualism Among Contemporary Artists
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 Third Ave. Brooklyn
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An Illustrated Presentation with Massimo Introvigne
Contrary to popular perception, early 20th century modern artists were not necessarily materialists. While some of them were part of mainstream religions, a significant number were either members of, or deeply influenced by, avant garde religious movements and esoteric groups, especially the Theosophical Society. Some artists believed that their hands were actually guided by the spirits of the deceased or various supernatural beings. Other practiced occult rituals in connection with the production of their works. Some tried to establish new religions and forms of spirituality based on art itself.
Both academia and the media has often censored the connections between modern art and esotericism. Concerned that relationships with esoteric movements might expose leading modern artists to accusations of irrationality, they adopted strategies to make these relations, which were crucial to the birth of modern art, almost invisible to the general public. It is now great time to make the invisible visible, and to unveil the esoteric mysteries of modern art.Buy tickets/get more info now