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A NEW AGE: The Spiritual in Art

A NEW AGE: The Spiritual in Art

The exhibition turns a gaze at art that reflects a spiritual dimension of existence. Wassily Kandinsky’s 1912 essay Concerning the Spiritual in Art sets a historical anchor to contemporary art that touches upon the mystical, the cosmic and the esoteric. The works of the spiritualist artists Hilma af Klint (1862‒1944) and Emma Kunz (1892‒1963), who believed they channeled a higher consciousness in their art, are featured alongside 21st-century artists. Participating artists: Marina Abramović, Hilma af Klint, Friedrich Kunath & Adam Rabinowitz, Emma Kunz, Muntean/ Rosenblum, Maxime Rossi.

OPENING DATE:

Tuesday 06 August 2019

CLOSING DATE:

Sunday 02 February 2020

LOCATION:

Lily and Yoel-Moshe Elstein Multi-Purpose Gallery

CURATOR:

Ruth Direktor

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  • Hilma af Klint, Childhood The Ten Largest, No. 2, Group IV, 1907, tempera on paper mounted on canvas, 315×234, courtesy the Hilma af Klint Foundation
  •  Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece No. 2, Group X, 1915, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 238×179 cm, courtesy the Hilma af Klint Foundation
  • Emma Kunz, Drawing No. 380, undated, crayon and oil crayon on graph paper, 80×80 cm © Emma Kunz Zentrum
  • Emma Kunz, Drawing No. 265 Undated, pencil, crayon and oil crayon on graph paper, 75×75 cm © Emma Kunz Zentrum
  • Maxime Rossi, from Real Estate Astrology 2015, 3D anaglyph video, color, sound, 21 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Allen, Paris and Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Naples
  • Maxime Rossi, from Real Estate Astrology 2015, 3D anaglyph video, color, sound, 21 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Allen, Paris and Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Naples
  • Friedrich Kunath, Honey, I’m Home (Mushroom) 2012, loafer: enamel on shaped foam and aqua resin; mushroom: acrylic on shaped foam and aqua resin, sand, 86.4×109.2×50.8 cm, courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
  • Marina Abramović, Shoes for Departure, 1991/2017 Quartz crystal stones, 21×52×24cm and 22×54×25 cm © Marina Abramović; courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives and Sean Kelly, New York
  • Muntean/Rosenblum, Untitled (“They had a sense…”) 2019 Chalk and acrylic on canvas, 210×280 cm, courtesy of the artists, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam
  •  Adam Rabinowitz, Enter Earth 2019, textile printing ink on canvas, 142.4×114.3 cm, courtesy of the artist and Aspis Contemporary Art
  • Muntean/Rosenblum, Untitled (“They stood for a long…”) 2016, chalk and acrylic on canvas, 285×545, courtesy of the artists, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam
  •  Marina Abramović, Bed for Human Use (II) From the series “Transitory Objects for Human Use,” 2015, light wood and quartz crystal stones, 222×87×71 cm © Marina Abramović; courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives and Sean Kelly, New York