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Centenary and Impact of Kandinsky’s "Über das Geistige in der Kunst”, Symposium, University of Leiden, 2012


The groundbreaking book ‘Über das Geistige in der Kunst. Insbesondere in der Malerei’ was written by the Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky. It was published in 1912, by R. Piper Verlag & Co in Munich, the city where its author was living at the time of publication.(1) It received acclaim overnight. A second enlarged and third edition followed a couple of months later, still in 1912. Kandinsky’s book inspired artists as well as art historians and museum professionals to explore the theme of the spiritual in art for themselves, and to create their own art, interpretations and exhibitions on the very same theme.

Scriabin in the Himalayas on solstice 2015 IDY

In order to raise money for the restoration of the cultural heritage of Nepal, a unique event is organized in the Himalayas in response to the recent Gorkha earthquake.   
A concert with music of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) will be held at the outdoor terrace of the Thikse Monastery in central Ladakh, India on solstice, 21 June 2015, celebrating the Light.

Apart from musical compositions by Scriabin, the program will also contain Himalayan Cham dance, an interactive light show and an olfactory score of timed scent diffusions.
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