ONLINE INTEGRAL ART EXHIBITION
Art Gallery Opening
@ 28th May 22:00 PM (CET)
Come and join the Art Gallery Opening to get to know all the technical details and meet the artists who will introduce themselves and their artworks.
This virtual Integral Art exhibition is the first of its kind and involves the artists who would have had their work physically present in Hungary at the Integral European Conference this May.
Art exhibitions have been part of international Integral conferences since 2015 when an exhibition of 17 artist’s work from around the world was curated by art professor and philosopher Michael Schwartz at the Integral Theory Conference in San Francisco.
Integral Art as a movement is very much in a nascent stage – only just beginning to emerge and loosely define itself. However, we do have some highly treasured writings to offer insight and a fertile ground for the movement to develop. To name two: Ken Wilber’s masterpiece “Integral Art and Literary Theory” and Michael Schwartz’s “Prolegomena to Art’s Transdisciplinarity” – an inquiry into the transcendental conditions of art. These texts are of tremendous significance. Art and philosophy have been deeply and profoundly linked for hundreds of years – strongly influencing each other. The artists of the Integral movement have a vital, essential role to play in the evolution of human consciousness.
Perhaps some of the functions of Integral Art are; to flow, explore and evolve beyond the cul-de-sac of Postmodern Art with its pathological taboos against ‘meaning’ and the transcendental and spiritual in art. To open out the interplay of beauty, meaning, aesthetics, perception and interpretation in new, intelligent, cosmocentric ways. To seek out in ever higher, deeper ways the complex relationships between the intention and skill of the artist, the artwork itself as an object of power – capable of transmitting meaning and agency, and the viewer’s perception, experience and interpretation.
Wilber writes that art is holonic in its nature, its locus, its structure, its meaning and its interpretation. We encourage viewers of this exhibition to look and drink deeply, to allow the doors of perception to open wide and for these artworks to vibe, transmit and entangle with you.
Analesa Berg, Bryony Benge Abbott, Corey deVos, Gaia Orion, Gordon Wood, Jennifer Baird, Jo Gosling, Louis Parsons, Mark DeKay, Martina Höss, Pygmalion Karatzas
The online exhibition will be available until the end of June.
Hosted by the Integral European Conference Online 2020.