Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art
Thinking without limits: Inspired by Rudolf Steiner
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
16 June–12 September 2011
by ANNA McNAY
“Think about a 20th century without Rudolf Steiner – it would be a catastrophe.” So says Tony Cragg (born 1949), one of the artists whose work is included in Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, an exhibition celebrating the influence of one of the most eminent and controversial thinkers of the last century. Steiner’s (1861–1925) repertoire is expansive: perhaps best known as the founder of Anthroposophy (a philosophical discipline, with links to Theosophy, attempting a synthesis between science and spirituality), he was also a literary critic, artist and architect (designing 17 buildings, most famously the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland), and social reformer, making his mark in fields as disparate as education, medicine, and agriculture.
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