Evening talk: From Buddha to Bodhisatvas. Buddhist Ideas of Redemption in the Arts
"In the twilight the Lotus blossoms" – Talks about Buddhist art and religion in the Asian room of the museum "Situation Kunst" (Bochum).
From November 2016 to February 2017, Patrick Krüger, expert of Buddhist art and religion, will give an accessible introduction to Buddhism, its history and its iconic language in five talks. In each talk, he will present one theme in the library of the museum and then illustrate the important aspects in the midst of the Buddhist art collection in the Asian room. Questions and discussions are highly welcome.
In Asian traditions, the lotus is a general symbol of purity and vitality, while in Buddhist traditions it specifically also stands for knowledge and enlightenment. In this sense, the announced talks intend to provide knowledge of Buddhist art and objects.