RUSSIA AND THE EAST: ART, PHILOSOPHY, CULTURE – INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

The Russian Academy of Arts, the Roerichs International Center, Russian State University for the Humanities, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION RAS), Bharath University of Higher Education and Scientific Researches (India) and Rahpooyan Haghighat Research Center
(MPRH Institute, Iran) invite you to take part in the International Conference “Russia and the East: Art, Philosophy, Culture”, that will take place at the Russian Academy of Arts (21 Prechistenka street, Moscow) on October 14-15, 2019.

In 2019 we are marking the 145th birth anniversary of the Academician Nicholas K. Roerich, 115th birth anniversary of  his son Svyatoslav N. Roerich and the 140th birth anniversary of Elena I. Roerich – the spouse of Nicholas K. Roerich who was an extraordinary thinker and united in her creative work the philosophy of the East and West.

Russia is a multinational country. For Russia the “oriental dimension” is one of the most important. Russian philosophers and thinkers have brought to Russian culture the elements of oriental mentality. The eminent Russian artists such as Nickolai Roerich and Svyatoslav Roerich, Vasily Vereshchagin, Pavel Kuznetsov, other artists-orientalists painted the East basing on their personal impressions and understanding of oriental myths and legends. From the East came to Russia the “animal style”, later appeared the oriental style in decorative art. Historically Russia grew East, absorbed its new art trends and practices. The painting of Niko Pirosmani, sculptures and canvases of Zurab Tsereteli have become an integral part of Russian culture.

The Conference deals with problems of intercultural interactions in art, philosophy and culture.

Topics to be discussed:

-Artistic, philosophical and public activity of the Roerich family as a bridge of cultures;
-Art (fine arts, decorative art, architecture, landscape architecture, cinema) as a phenomenon of culture;
-Art as a means of understanding;
-Philosophy of art at the junction of cultures and civilizations;  
-Russian philosophy: Eastern turn;
-The philosophy of Eastern countries as a basis for today’s cultural shifts;
-The influence of Russian culture on the art of Eastern countries;
-The Influence of the cultures of Eastern counties on Russian art, the “oriental style” in Russian decorative art, Russian oriental art;
-The contemporary art at the junction of cultures and civilizations;
-The “Indian trace” in Russian culture;
-The art, philosophy, culture of Eastern regions and borders of Russia.

The abstracts of your papers shall be submitted to Dr. Olga Lavrenova (olgalavr@mail.ru) till August 1, 2019. The deadline for the invitation to the Conference is September 15, 2019.

The Conference working languages: Russian and English              


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