Hear what experts have to say about art related to Kosmorganica


What a musical culture!

Here, the total musical culture of Planet Earth is coming together.

G. Crumb

composer

The perfect place for respite

Kosmorganica offers a place of respite, a still point, and a way of connecting with humanity throughout the world.

L. Fanning

art historian

The original good vibrations

When you are in nature and the wind blows, the leaves vibrate and that makes color vibrate. And in science they talk a lot about vibrations. And when I’m working, I consciously work with an understanding of vibrations. Vibrations are an especially important aspect of living and working in Kosmorganica. When I replicate proportions of the Golden mean and the Fibonacci numbering system, the composition always comes out looking good. These proportions are  transrational and that’s what makes Kosmorganica a magical place.  Joseph Beuys called the golden ratio a transformer/transmitter. Since so many of us here in Kosmorganica are fascinated by reproducing these harmonic proportions, I believe it causes the earth underneath our feet to vibrate with transformational powers. Visitors tell me that they return home with a renewed sensibility of the world. We’re doing something right.

Dorothea Rockburne

artist

Sublime beyond the art world

I appreciate the harmonic sensibility of Kosmorganica especially the architecture which follow mathematical formulas. The magnificent buildings of Tadao Ando, Buckminster Fuller, Louis Kahn, Olafur Eliasson, and Einar Thorstein elicit coherence, clarity, and harmony. I also noticed how Kosmorganica designers and artists, like myself, are concerned with rendering visible unseen realms. The American transcendentalists called it ‘sublime’. I describe it as capturing the invisible connection with our ancestors going all the way back to the gods. This connection need not always be in the form of a cultural object. It can reside in things with no artistic intention. In the Far East and Kosmorganica, there are gardens and passageways designed to bridge the celestial with the earthly.  Kosmorganica is special because it takes the cosmological and spiritual outside of the religious and art institution and back into our everyday lives.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

photographer

Slow down and take time for a reboot

With over 4 billion people living in urban centers, our relationship to nature and the outdoors has drastically changed. Kosmorganica has probably become a popular destination in the past decade because those of us who live in concrete cities and in front of screens are drifting too far away from our natural state. Kosmorganica has tours where you just walk in nature or sit and listen to amplified insects or spend half a day wandering around sculpted earth, rocks, and water. It sounds very basic, and it is. But given how booked out the  Kosmorganica hotels are, it’s obvious we modern humans especially those of us living in urban areas need and desire Kosmorganica. I read a recent scientific study on boredom where psychologists discovered that boredom fosters creativity and innovation.  Kosmorganica is not boring, but it does force one to slow way down, take the space and time to contemplate and feel the world rather than be in our heads all the time. My weekend trip felt like a two-week trip to reboot and refresh.

Pam Lee

Art historian

New world culture

Kosmorganica is the cultural syncretism that may lead toward a more perfect type of spiritual living through using structures of harmony.

Ernest Fenollosa

Orientalism scholar

Journey to the center of humanity

Kosmorganica art is our best means to rediscover our interior integrity or as Robert Thurman called inner science.

G.K. Chesterton

Theologian, philsopher

Ineffably spiritual, better done than said

Kosmorganica is often concerned with cosmology which I call Esoteric Spirituality and expressing an ineffable divine or Allusive Spirituality. I would give it more stars, but there are some locals who completely reject any metaphysical interpretations. Kosmorganica shall put this strict rational modernist bias to rest! I overheard an argument between a visitor and a local. This elderly local painter, who I won’t name, insisted on only recognizing technical and formalist readings of local attractions including his own constructions. He accused the dominant voice in local media as being too woo-woo. I was quite offended since I am a contributor to Kosmorganian culture. In this pluralistic day and age, one should be able to critically analyze with multiple perspectives. Despite a few stubborn apples who may have religious dogma childhood trauma, I highly recommend Kosmorganica as a destination for people of all disciplines.   To clarify when I say Kosmorganica evokes a religious feeling, I leave you with Mary Evelyn Tucker, a respected scholar who defines ‘religious’ that expands the narrow definition that limits it to religious dogma.

Religion is ‘an orientation to the cosmos and our role in it…a means whereby humans, recognizing the limitations of phenomenal reality, undertake specific practices to effect self-transformation and community cohesion within a cosmological context. Religion thus refers to those cosmological stories, symbols systems, ritual practices, ethical norms, historical processes, and institutional structures that transmit a view of the human as embedded in a world of meaning and responsibility, transformation, and celebration. Religion connects human with a divine or numinous presence, with the human community, and with the broader earth community. It links human to the larger matrix of mystery in which life arises, unfolds, and flourishes.

 

C.Spretnak

Social and cultural critic, writer

Feeling Kosmorganica

It’s a transcendental place, like visual art I don’t have to understand it through linguistic conventions, I have only to feel it!

 

Ugo Rondinone

Sculptor

Ecstatic revelation!

As a student of perceptual psychology, when I first moved here I recognized how Kosmorganians have a keen sensibility of balancing out spatial awareness and its emotional impact.  We have a secret that people in most parts of the world don’t know about. Here in Kosmorganica we see empty space as a solid and filled and never empty. Except that English artist Rachel Whiteread did a pretty good job at pointing it out in passive sculpture form. Our sensorial spaces show up as experiences, not objects. Local attractions deal with slowness, emptiness, and the atmospheric and make people conscious for their consciousness.  The experience is the ‘thing’, experience is the object. You have to be there to know what I mean. I  highly recommend making the journey out even if it takes days to get here. Isn’t an ecstatic revelation worth your time?!

James Turrell

Kosmorganica light artist

Deep looking, deep listening

Kosmorganica answers this question that constantly hovers in my mind, ‘How might it be possible to make an art of the incidental, the peripheral, the transitory – an art of things not looked at (indeed, invisible) when looked at directly, yet still somehow perceived?’ Other people outside of Kosmorganica, such as John Cage and Pauline Oliveros had a similar inquiry of listening and sound. I think Kosmorganica provides the space for people to experience the essence of what so many people are yearning to recreate in their lives- theatrical harmony.

Robert Irwin

artist

Consciousness is the prize of life

Consciousness is the prize of life that we celebrate in Kosmorganica! Philosopher and historian, Ananda Kentish Muthu Coomaraswamy eloquently observed how our purpose was to ‘communicate a divine mood or state of mind which was depicted as an arousal of experience of mindfulness, an emptying discursive consciousness to feel oneness with nature.’

L.Albuquerque

Performer

Complete transcendent system

When people ask me what is it about Kosmorganica that makes them look at the world in a different way,  I often compare it to  Chinese landscape and calligraphy painting. These aren’t mere art objects nor is  Kosmorganica just an ordinary tourist destination. Chinese landscapes and Kosmorganica are total systems that are philosophical, contemplative, aesthetic, and moral.  They are organized and organic, atmospheric and airless, immanent and transcendent… complete, self-contained, absolute, rational, perfect, serene, silent, monumental and universal!

Ad Reinhardt

painter

A place that speaks to the spirit

There is a link between the spiritual and Kosmorganica because we live in a time with no context for a belief in God. It was Gerhardt Richter who wrote in 2009, ‘Art is not a substitute religion; it is a religion (in the true sense of the word: ‘binding back’ ‘binding’ to the unknowable, transcending reason, transcendent being) … the church is no longer adequate as a means of affording experience of the transcendental and of making religion real- and so art has been transformed from a means into the sole provider of religion, which means religion itself.

 

Wendy Beckett

Nun, art critic