Conference The Eranos Experience: Spirituality and the Arts in a Comparative Perspective

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus Nov, 1719 2022

This conference has been organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations and Spiritualities, the Institute of Music, and the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (all Fondazione Giorgio Cini) and the Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP) at the University of Amsterdam. Inspired by Rudolf Otto and Carl Gustav Jung, the Eranos Colloquia were organised in Ascona by the Dutch activist, painter and researcher Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn from 1933 onwards.


The meetings brought together some of the most stimulating minds of the day to discuss topics such as spirituality, mysticism, myth and symbolism, with the aim of opposing what was perceived as an inexorable secularisation. The focus of the conference will be on the legacy of Eranos in the social sciences, humanities and the performing and figurative arts (music, dance, theatre and painting). The event will be enriched by a concert of the mdi ensemble that will play music by Renato de Grandis, Ernesto Rubin de Cervin and Giacinto Scelsi at the Auditorium “Lo Squero”.



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