Visionary art

The Visionary Art can be understood as a make artistic or creative process, where production is subject to the experiences arising from non – ordinary states of consciousness ENOC . Visionary Art aims to transcend the physical world, to portray visions that often include spiritual and mystical themes or, at least, based on such experiences. This search for art is not a new phenomenon, several artistic movements from the past had this same concern. Visionary Art today does not advocate a new specific style, it is possible to find visionary artists without academic training, such as naïfs , or very technical and of great dexterity and virtuosity similar to hyper-realists. It can use conventional painting and drawing materials, or all kinds of technological innovations in photography , cinema and computing . Although predominantly figurative, there are artists who work with abstract forms or a mixture of both. [ 1 ]

According to : Laurence Caruana , writer of the First Manifesto of Visionary Art:

“Where the Surrealists tried, through the dream state, to raise the highest realities (and against the use of narcotics) visionary artists use everything at their disposal – even with great personal risk – to access different states of consciousness and expose the resulting visions . Visionary artists seek to show what lies beyond the borders of our perception. Through dreams, trances or other alternative states, the artist seeks to see the invisible (or the world of spirits) – reaching a visionary state that transcends our ordinary mode of perception. The task that awaits him, therefore, is to communicate his visions in a recognizable way as in the day-to-day vision. ” (CARUANA 2013, 01)


  • 1Conceptualization
  • 2Schools and organizations
  • 3International Biennial of Psychedelic Culture and Visionary Art
  • 4Artists
    • 1History
  • 5See also
  • 6References
  • 7Bibliography
  • 8External links

Conceptualization [ edit | edit source code ]

There is evidence that the need to portray visions may be associated with the emergence of art in the remote past. Researchers such as : Henrich Klüver and : David Lewis-Williams have discovered that several cave drawings and paintings have visual patterns typical of those present in non-ordinary states of consciousness and that are still carried out by diverse cultures such as indigenous and bushmen throughout the world. planet, in addition to pathological, shamanic and psychedelic states (see ENOC ). In 2009, the BBC in London made an interesting documentary about this in a series of five chapters called “How Art Made the World”, the second chapter, “The Day the Images were Born”, discusses the phenomenon (it is possible to watch on Youtube).

Because Visionary Art deals with non-ordinary or alternative states of consciousness, the term can also cover pathological states, people with schizophrenias, psychoses, epilepsies, migraine aura, etc., which can also depict their visual experiences resulting from these states . In this way, the concept is similar to that of Brute Art , as proposed by artist Jean Dubuffet in 1945 and that, in Brazil, we have examples in the work of artists such as Bispo do Rosário and Moacir soares Faria , this documented by filmmaker Walter Carvalho in 2005 in film Moacir Arte Bruta .

Schools and organizations [ edit | edit source code ]

In the beginning of 2013, in the city of Vienna, Austria, the Viennese Academy of Visionary Art was founded [ 2 ] . Founded by : Laurence Caruana and several followers and assistants of the Viennese painter Ernst Fuchs .

The Viennese School of Fantastic Realism, which includes Ernst Fuchs and en: Arik Brauer , is also considered an important technical and philosophical catalyst in its strong influence on contemporary visionary culture.

The en: Society for the Art of Imagination , founded by Brigid Marlin, acts as an important portal for visionary events. Recently, a new wave of visionary artists collaborate mutually in the dissemination of their works and ideas both on the internet and in festivals such as en: Burning Man and en: Boom Festival , and spaces such as Temple of Visions , Tribe 13, Synergenesis and the Interdimensional Art Movement .

In Brazil, in July 2013 the First International Exhibition of Visionary Art took place in the city of Campinas , bringing together several national and international artists, and thanks to the encouragement of artists such as Antar Mikosz and Ernesto Boccara and a whole community, this movement is now consecrated as an International Biennial. of Psychedelic Culture and Visionary Arts , where science and art meet as in the Renaissance period, creating what can be called a ” Psychedelic Renaissance “

International Biennial of Psychedelic Culture and Visionary Art [ edit | edit source code ]

The International Biennial of Psychedelic Culture and Visionary Art ( BICPSIeAV ) was founded in 2013, through an announcement issued by Rodrigo Henrique Binotto Nini, and is an international biennial focused on planetary research and a strong Latin American profile. Considering the ancestry of access to Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness ( ENOC) and a rich culture in expansion thanks, the ever closer approach to a visionary expression through a journey of self-knowledge projects a future of abundance and prosperity, while working the totality of existence. Such visionary art and psychedelic culture that were on the margins of society are now beginning, thanks to science, to approach its center again. The Bienal highlights the artistic scene of its theme, valuing an expression of art that for years has been spread in various parts of Brazil and the World and thanks to this biennial manifesto the general public has access to a wide production capacity of visionary artists, while the opportunity is created for scientists and researchers to enter into dialogue with the cultural, historical, socio-political and medicinal context that encompasses the theme,

Criticizing the proliferation of biennial culture, or “biennization”, as it has already been called, BICPSIeAV aims to create a sustainable model based on best practices that prioritize artists, artistic production and meticulous presentation and mediation of art. The Biennial is based on a research process that starts from the local, expanding to the regional and national and, finally, to the transnational. With the objective of giving access to and valuing a culture that is planetary, the Bienal intends to take root and visit countries in Latin America. Reflecting the global perspective of the Biennial and the mission to increase artistic engagement in Brazil and the rest of the world, it proposes workshops and workshops so that together artists and the public can explore a territory that still remains relatively unexplored despite the prolific artistic production.

The International Biennial of Psychedelic Culture and Visionary Art is a critical environment for artistic experimentation and knowledge production, activating cooperation and exchange between local and national actors and institutions, instigating generosity in relation to all actors and a barometer of social issues, current political and economic policies, filtered through artistic practices.


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