Friday 17 March 2023

Art, Aesthetics and Islamic Mysticism

From Fachbereich Interreligiƶser Dialog, Akademie der Diƶzese Rottenburg-Stuttgart:

During the 20th and 21st centuries, Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, spread extensively throughout Western society. Today’s Sufis, whilst still practicing the traditional arts, also express themselves through plastic and visual arts, performing arts, architecture, music and other forms of artistic conceptualizations.

This conference will focus on the aesthetic engagement of contemporary artists with Sufi practices, rituals, and discourses in the two-day international interdisciplinary online Conference Art, Aesthetics and Islamic Mysticism: Contemporary Perspectives on March 30th - 31st 2023

The Conference will bring together international scholars as well as artists, and will include the screening of two movies, “Light upon Light” und “Wajd Sufi (Sufi Ecstasy)”. The conference language will be English. You can register via our online form here.