«RUSSIA AND THE EAST:  ART, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE
19/08/2019

 

Russian Academy of Arts

The International Centre of the Roerichs

Russian State University for the Humanities

The Institute of scientific information on social sciences (INION)

MPRH Institute (Tehran, Iran)

Bharath University (Chennai, India)

 

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

«RUSSIA AND THE EAST:  ART, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE.

145 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ACADEMICIAN N. To. ROERICH,

115 YEARS SINCE the BIRTH of ACADEMICIAN S. N. ROERICH,

140 YEARS SINCE the BIRTH of E. I. ROERICH»

 

 

Plenary meeting:

14-15 October 2019

Venue: Russian Academy of arts (Moscow, Russia)

 

Sessions:

«THE CREATIVE HERITAGE OF THE ROERICHS’ FAMILY:

THE BRIDGE OF CULTURES»

9-10 October 2019

Venue: will be specified (Moscow)

 

«RUSSIA–INDIA: THE ART OF PHILOSOPHY. CULTURE»

23-24 October 2019

Venue: Kullu, India

 

2019 is the anniversary year for two remarkable Russian artists and thinkers whose creativity is the bridge between Russia and the East – academician Nicholas Roerich and his younger son academician Svyatoslav Roerich. Nicholas Roerichs’ wife, Helena Roerich, was an original thinker who combined in his work the philosophy of East and West.

Russia is a multi-ethnic country, which has united the West and the East in its geographical position and represents a special cultural world. Dostoyevsky spoke about the  “worldwide responsiveness” of the Russian genius, in the act of creativity transform into images of other peoples, thereby absorbing their brightest and innermost sacred features.

On the one hand, art is thought of as a phenomenon of culture, the most “responsive” to external influences. Famous Russian artists – Vasily Vereshchagin, Nikolay and Svyatoslav Roerikhs, Pavel Kuznetsov, numerous artists-orientalists paint the East on the basis of personal impressions and perceived by the sensitive creative soul the Oriental myths and legends. On the other hand, the great masterpieces of art are “goodwill ambassadors” which carry the best aspirations of the national soul to the outside world, to the Treasury of world culture.

For Russia, the “Eastern dimension” is traditionally one of the determining. From the East to Russia came “the animal style”, later clearly manifested “the Oriental style” in Russian decorative art. This is evidence of deep processes, as the style by its nature reflect the existence of a stable construct in the mentality of culture, which is expressed in the works of painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.

Historically, Russia grew in the East, absorbing new trends in its Eastern territories and neighboring countries. Paintings by Nico Pirosmani, Martiros Sarian, sculptures and paintings by Zurab Tsereteli became an  inseparable part of Russian culture.

In this conference we proposed to consider issues of intercultural and transcultural interaction in the multidimensional field of art, philosophy and culture. 

 

Main topics of the conference:

Artistic, philosophical, social creativity of the Roerichs family as a bridge of cultures

Art (fine and decorative arts, architecture, landscape architecture, cinema) as a cultural phenomenon

Art as a way of cognition

Philosophy of art at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations

Russian philosophy: the Eastern turn

Philosophy of the East as the basis of modern cultural changes

Art as a way of storing and producing cognitive codes of culture

The influence of Russian culture on the art of the East

The influence of the cultures of the countries of the East in Russian art, "Oriental style" in Russian decorative art, Russian art orientalistische

Contemporary art at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations

«Indian trace» in Russian culture

Art, philosophy culture of Eastern regions and borders of Russia

And Other Related Topics