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Left: Photograph by Raymond Burnier,
Middle: Fuxi and Nuwa, hanging scroll, Chinese History Museum,
Right: Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. Photo by Sarah Eichner.

15-17 January, 2016
Rietberg Museum Zürich (CH)

The Rietberg Museum will host the seminar to be held by Professor Markus Enders (University of Freiburg), Prof. Rolf Kühn (University of Freiburg) and Adrián Navigante (FIND) with focus on the iconographical dimension of eroticism in Western and Eastern religions. Dr. Johannes Beltz, Vice-President of the Rietberg Museum, will provide an exposé on Alice Boner’s approach to Indian arts, and Sarah Eichner (FIND) will speak about eroticism in archaic Chinese religion.

18-19 January, 2016
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (GER)

This seminar is the first event in which Alain Daniélou, a very unorthodox author greatly resisted (and even rejected) by Academe, is part of the discussion literature at a German university within the field of Philosophy of Religion. The wide scope of the seminar includes a systematic approach to the question of a possible intrinsic link between eroticism and religion, not only in the East (India and China) but also in Christianity.