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ABOUT PROJECT


The interest towards a sacral art increases during the last years. This art becomes more and more popular. Numerous expeditions are holding, many iconographic planners and master classes are being organized, schools and study groups are opening, galleries appears and so on. At the same time we may see that the understanding of sacral art essence becomes more simplified. We may see an artistry invention reduction and creative process narrowing to minimal interpretation and old shapes operation. It leads a meaning exchange in art creation evaluation. A superficial esthetical constituent prefers to an inner, deep spiritual substance, which is lost even completely.
Conventions and canons gravitation and lack of brave experiment/search reveals strictly   against a background of secular art. This art is more opened to actual problems and new tendencies of nowadays and it develops more intensive. Numerous experiments and actual world innovations assimilation in different kinds and ways of modern secular art reveals itself in rising into a new quality level. 
It is a wide cooperation between artists of different countries who are using different local traditions and also numerous parallels between visual and other kind of art and this is what may help and may be important in changing of this situation and a peculiar actualizing of sacral art.
As to international co-operation. First of all we would like to mention the importance of the cooperation with Polish artists, because Polish visual art hold a high place in world modern art space, staying faithful to own traditions. The other significant fact is that Poland remains a state with strong religious traditions in spite of all openness to world. All this facts influences positively a modern Polish art environment.  
As to connections with other kinds of Art, numerous parallels with modern sacral and religious Music development are very important. Stylistic and technical innovations often moved from social sphere to paraliturgical, religious and later to sacral liturgical genres.
A definite fear is present in a sacral art mostly in artists environment involved into a sacral art while coming through a borders of old canons (though it doesn’t mean braking up the tradition). At the same time in a sphere of visual art, unlike music for example where we can find many paraliturgical or simply religious genres (more opened to innovations), we can hardly find equivalents. Though so cold “religious art”, that come through borders of canonic sacral art, might be the very way for creative innovations penetration to a sphere of the last [a sacral art].                  

Goal
Stimulate specific religious Art development by searching new view on meaning of Art and specially sacral Art by means of wide international creative cooperation (with Polish artists first of all) and close relationship with other kinds of Art (Music, Multimedia).   

Tasks
Turning attention to the necessity of radical changes in understanding sacral Art, where decorative and material sides dominate upon deep spiritual meaning.
Intensification of the process of widening experiments spectrum by connecting different local cultural and religious traditions and European and world innovations in the sphere of sacral and religious Art using wide international cooperation.
Stimulating interest of Art specialists to the problem of “religious Art”, that comes through narrow limits of canonic sacral Art and staying sacral not secular at the same time. 
Promotion an establishment of certain definition for “religious Art” and new approach in definitions of all visual Art that can depict all spectrum of transitional forms between sacral and secular Art by holding conferences and discussions.
Showing numerous parallels in problems of understanding “sacral”, “religious” and “secular” between different branches of Art in whole and between visual Art and Music in particular.

 



 

 

 

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