Ritual art /RA/
“Ritual art” is a movement in art created in the second decade of the 21st century which is best known forputting the rituals at the base of the artwork. The main center of Ritual art is The Old School art residency – Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria.
The beginning of Ritual art is set in 2012. The idea for its creation is a result of continuous search for a modern and conceptual vision of art that integrates the principles of rituals and ancient knowledge. At the heart of Ritual art are the ideas of the Manifest 2012 of the Old School Circle for the Beginning of the New World.
The principles of Ritual art are created in 2013. They are the following:
/1/The artist uses the methods of ritual in creation of the work, its exhibiting /presentation to the audience/ and its future movement in time and space.
/2/The particular work is only the outer expression of a concept, and the ritual of its creation, presentation and future movement in time and space is its actual substance. But everything in this process is connected and one part of the whole cannot exist without the other.
/3/Therefore – a piece of art must be not only the particular work, but also the process of its creation, presentation and future movement in time and space.
/4/The actions of the artist – during the descripted process – should have symbolic meaning.
/5/The final result – ritually created piece of art /seen as described above combination/, should aim at achieving a specific and clear public significant purpose.
In 2014, the universal essence of Ritual Art was developed by creating the idea of Star Ritual Art.
In 2015 the concept of Ritual art was completed with the addition of new features of RA:
Ritual art is essentially a Slow and Thoughtful art.
Although the particular creative act happens at the present moment, it is in a constant connection with past and future.
In creating Ritual art the Artist perceives the various manifestations of Time and Space and uses them accordingly so that he can achieve its ultimate goal of public significance.