In its recent inaugural meeting, the art institute held a seminar on the role of contemplative art in contemporary art.
The panel discussion was held at the Art Museum of California, with the theme of “How do we use the tools of art to understand our lives and our world?”
The event, entitled “How Do We Use the Tools of Art to Understand Our Lives and Our World?” was moderated by The Art Center Institute’s Michael Gorman and featured a keynote speech from Lisa Marie Presley, who spoke of her desire to become a master of contemplatory art.
Presley described her relationship to contemplative practice as “art in the service of the soul.”
“Art is not just a tool for the arts to produce, but it is also a way of living and experiencing,” Presley said.
“It is art in the pursuit of a deeper understanding of oneself, a deeper sense of belonging and a deeper respect for the self.”
According to Presley’s lecture, contemplative practices have the ability to transform the world in a positive way.
Presleys presentation included a number of quotations from contemplative artists, including the late Paul Thomas Anderson, who said, “I believe that there is more art than we know how to create.
I believe that art is the most powerful force in the universe.”
According the Art Center, this is not the first time the institute has considered a workshop on the contemplative arts.
In fact, in the last few years, the institute held two workshops on the topic.
The first, called “The Art of Living,” was held in September 2016.
The second, titled “How We Do It,” was also held in 2019.
Both workshops focused on cultivating the contemplatives in the arts.
In both of these workshops, participants discussed the art form as a whole and how the art can be applied to their practice.
According to a statement from the institute, the workshops have created a community of people who have experienced their practice in an artistically meaningful way.
In an article from March 2017, the Art Institute said that the conference has already helped the institute develop its own contemplative techniques.
“The contemplative tools and techniques that we’ve developed through the Art, Design and Culture conference have served to develop the arts and humanities as art and have helped us in our quest to find common ground,” the statement said.