When did Buddhism arose and spread over Asia? How have Buddhism influenced art through the ages? And what can the objects of Buddhist art exhibited in the museum 'Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl)' tell us about Buddhist history?
These and further questions will be focuses by a new series of lectures "In der Dämmerung erblüht der Lotus" organised by CERES knowledge transfer. The series of lectures is designed as evening talks which include direct chats between lecturer and audience in front of the exhibited objects of Buddhist art.
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Dr. Patrick Krüger will give the first of five talks about Buddhist art and religion of the Asia in the museum 'Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl).' Patrick Krüger, who is an indologist and art historian at the Center for Religious Studies (CERES), will give an introduction on “The Buddha and the beginnings of Buddhism” in the library of 'Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl).'
Afterwards, visitors are invited to discuss directly the objects of Buddhist art on-site. This talk is the first of five lectures which are meant to convey knowledge about Buddhism and Buddhist art in an public manner. All lectures may be visited individually as well:
- Thursday, November 24, 2016, 6–8 pm
- Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6–8 pm
- Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6–8 pm
- Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6–8 pm
- Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6–8 pm
The exhibition of Buddhist art in 'Situation Kunst' is part of the art collection of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and situated in the park of Haus Weitmar. The number of participants is limited to 25. All talks are free of charge; snacks and drinks will be served. The series will be presented in German only.