Two exhibitions

Two exhibitions

29 August 2019 Sebastian Jüngel 2478 views

In the autumn the Visual Art Section will hold both an exhibition of Georgian artists and a sales exhibition at the Goetheanum.

Marianne Schubert travelled 3605 kilometres by car to pick up the art work of the Georgian artist Irakli Parjiani (1950–1991) and take them from a private estate in Finland to the Goetheanum. Of the nine artists who will exhibit around 60 works at the «Contemporary Art from Tblisi/Georgia» exhibition from 28 September to 1 December he is the only one who is no longer alive. «The anthroposophically inspired artists work, among other things, on biblical motifs,» says Marianne Schubert. Some of them are very well known in Georgia. Works by Irakli Parjiani can for instance be seen in the Art Museum in Tblisi.

For Marianne Schubert as head of the Visual Art Section at the Goetheanum it is important to make the diversity of expressive means and motifs visible that one finds in the anthroposophically inspired arts. She points out that «Everyone can gain impulses from this for themselves, by being astounded at all that arises from the source of anthroposophy.» The artists are grateful if they find buyers for the work. The exhibition is supported by the Georgian Embassy in Switzerland and will open with a vernissage on 18 September at 6 p.m. at the Goetheanum.

There will be another sales exhibition this year, from 28 November to 1 December, with works by contemporary artists from the area around Basel, where three countries meet (CH, DE, FR). This exhibition, too, will illustrate the wealth and range of artistic activity. Income from the art sales will be shared equally between the artists and the Section. At the time of going to press 200 pictures and sculptures had been submitted by 70 artists.