Art and conjunction

Art and conjunction

24 November 2020 Oliver Conradt 1712 views

The relationship between art, mathematics and spirituality and the Great Conjunction are key themes in the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy.


Between 9 November and 14 December, Ester G. Mecias from Spain and Charles Cross from the United States will offer a series of online colloquia on the work of Emma Kunz (1892 – 1963) and Hilma af Klint (1862 – 1944). The series is presented by the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy in collaboration with the Visual Art Section.

With their work, Emma Kunz and Hilma af Klint investigated and generated esoteric, mathematical and abstract worlds. They were aware that their art would only be understood in the future. The incredible and still growing popularity of their art works reveals how important these themes are in our time. The work of Emma Kunz and Hilma af Klint offers opportunities for exploring the relationship between art, mathematics and spirituality. In their colloquia, Ester G. Mecias and Charles Cross will ask how the creative work of these two prophetic women can be interpreted today.

In December the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy will also present two online seminars in German with Hartmut Ramm and Wolfgang Held and an English-speaking online seminar on the Great Conjunction with Alexander Murrell.

For many decades the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy has been producing astronomical data for the creators of calendars. This year the demand for this data has been particularly pronounced, generating an income of over 10,000 Swiss Francs.


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