Sunday, July 7, 2019

HISTORY BOOK PUBLISHED




Extraordinary feeling today to be in an history book. A book has been published in Germany called UTOPIAN AESTHETICS beautifully written by art historian Felicitas Ehrhardt about the history of a monastery/artist studio. It happens to be the studio where I lived and work for 4 years. Leonardo da Vinci, Wagner, Strauss, Bocklin, Fusseli, Henri James they all stayed and worked in this mysterious monastery where I conceived my Triptych The Religion of Atheism.
















Wednesday, June 26, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH THE SICILIAN POST IN ENGLISH


This is the English version of my interview with the Sicilian Post. The Italian newspaper has published the interview both in Italian and in english. This is a beautiful article where the journalist defines my aesthetic as a theology without God. This is the English version:

https://www.sicilianpost.it/en/the-first-atheistic-theology-in-the-art-of-marc-vinciguerra/






Thursday, June 20, 2019

MAGNIFICENT ARTICLE IN THE SICILIAN POST


I received a brilliant article about my work in The Sicilian Post. This article was made when I was interviewed in the Museum. The journalists at the Sicilian Post are geniuses, this article is excellent.https://www.sicilianpost.it/la-teologia-senza-dio-nellarte-di-marc-vinciguerra/







Tuesday, June 11, 2019

TEXTS BY THE DIRECTOR AND THE SENIOR CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM

Text by the Director of the Museum:

"Fin dalla notte dei tempi i nostri antenati guardavano al firmamento come luogo del trascendente. Una distanza che appariva infinita, quella tra il Cielo e la Terra – ha spiegato Giuseppina Napoli (Direttrice MacS Catania) -. Nonostante oggi il Cosmo sia sempre meno lontano e meno sconosciuto, in quella stessa distanza ancora risiedono i più grandi e assoluti interrogativi dell’Uomo. È un bisogno insito nella sua fragilità temporale la ricerca di Dio o la sua negazione. Prima dell’Idolatria, della divinazione, della Religione, della Filosofia, della Teologia viene sempre l’Uomo con le sue domande. E ancora oggi, mentre la robotica conquista il nuovo millennio nessuna Scienza e nessuna Religione hanno risposte certe da esibire,lasciando ai singoli e alla loro personale e intima ricerca una risposta o un dubbio perenne. Ed ecco che l’Arte, chiave magica di ciò che si pone tra l’Uomo e l’Altrove, torna ancora e ancora a porci l’eterno quesito. Marc Vinciguerra esplora con rara sensibilità attraverso la matericità delle sue opere la strada della spiritualità umana, atea, laica, credente, ma sempre umana. Ed è all’Uomo e alla sua ricerca tendente all’infinito o al finito cui l’artista dedica un trittico di grande intensità espressiva ed emotiva, un momento di sosta tra la ricerca e il credo”.

Text by the Senior Curator of the Museum:


"IL Trittico ‘The Religion of Atheism’ che Marc Vinciguerra espone negli spazi del MacS, sovverte l’imperativo darwiniano ed al contempo rinnega ogni possibile dogma – dichiara il Professor Adriano Pricoco (Accademia della Belle Arti di Catania) -. Per comprendere la metodologia operativa dell’artista francese bisogna sottolineare che l’uomo è l’epicentro della sua ricerca. Non l’istanza paradigmatica di un pool memico all’interno del quale possano trovare terreno fertile asserzioni di natura dualistica. È evidente che la figura umana si erga a metafora di identità contrapposta all’alterità del dogma religioso. Del resto la figura dell’artista ha già un ché di spirituale, l’atto della creazione contiene in se una componente dogmatica. Ma soffermiamoci sulla figura metaforica: come afferma lo stesso artista, l’intento è trovare una spiritualità post-Dio, una identità non deliberatamente laica, bensì consapevole, intellettualmente conscia che possa portare ad una nuova definizione di Sacro, sebbene non di natura teleologica”.

Friday, May 24, 2019

THE VAN-GOGH OF MIAMI



I am very happy to share a show with the legendary Purvis Young. I call Purvis the Van-Gogh of Miami. Purvis was the anti-Koons, he was poor and only riveted to his art. He was a mystic instead of a parasite. He spent his life getting always closer to his vision. Now the price of his paintings are skyrocketing and I am sure that if he was still alive he would not have even noticed. Charles Peguy the French poet use to say in 1900 you have the mystics in life who find something to live for and you have the parasites who live from other people inspiration. He was a rare artist, the only kind of artist. You can still see him with the eyes of memory on his bike in the streets of Miami with his huge book of visions on his steering wheel.



Monday, May 20, 2019

MY INTERVIEW WITH COMBUSTUS MAGAZINE


I recently had the immense pleasure to be interviewed by Combustus Magazine. You can read the interview at the following link :
https://combustus.com





Thursday, April 18, 2019

THE NEW MYSTICAL RACE

                                           



THE NEW MYSTICAL RACE

A

POEM




WE ARE THE FOUNDERS OF THE ATHEIST THEOLOGY

TO SPEAK LIKE A PEGUIST

WE ARE THE RACE THAT IS TEMPORALLY EXHAUSTED

AND SPIRITUALLY MAGNIFIED

WE ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE LOST TEMPORALLY

AND WON SPIRITUALLY

WE ARE THE RACE OF THE MYSTICS

THE RACE OF THE NEW MYSTICS

THE RACE OF THE THEOLOGIANS OF THE DEATH OF GOD

THE ONES WHO HAVE OPENED THE PORTAL OF SACRED NIHILISM

THE NEW SAINTS OF ATHEISM

WHO BATH IN THE MYSTERIES OF NIHILISM

THE NIHILIST REVOLUTION IS THE FOUNDER OF A NEW RELIGIOUS ORDER

A SACRED ORDER WITH NO GOD

YOU KNOW THAT THE GODS ARE COMING BACK ON EARTH

WHEN YOU WALK

AND YOUR HEART IS ONE WITH THE DAWN

I SEE THE MYSTICAL RACE

WALKING TOWARDS THE LAST GOD

THE NEW MYSTICAL RACE OF THE BUILDERS OF THE SECULAR RELIGION

JUDAS SAVED MAN FROM GOOD AND EVIL

BY GIVING MAN DIRECTLY TO GOD

JUDAS HAS GIVEN OUR HEART TO NIHILISM

SO WE COULD SEE GOD

A NEW MYSTICAL GENERATION HAS RISEN

THAT WILL DESTROY NIHILISM

BY REVEALING ITS DIVINE ESSENCE

THAT WILL MAKE NIHILISM ''LA NOUVELLE MYSTIQUE

LA MYSTIQUE NIHILISTE''

THAT WE CAN LIVE FOR

THE NEW MYSTICAL RACE BRINGS THE GOOD NEWS TO THE CITY OF NIHILISM

GOD IS DEAD! AND HIS DEATH HAS REVEALED THE DIVINE!!!

GEORGES BATAILLE USE TO SAY OF NIETZSCHE

THAT HE HAS REVEALED THE ABSENCE OF GOD

THE NEW MYSTICAL GENERATION GOES FURTHER THAN THAT

YES! GEORGES BATAILLE IS RIGHT ABOUT NIETZSCHE

BUT THERE IS MORE TO THIS

THIS REVELATION OF THE ABSENCE OF GOD

MAKES NIETZSCHE THE GREATEST SAINT OF THE NINETEEN CENTURY!

BECAUSE IT IS THE ABSENCE OF GOD THAT REVEALS THE DIVINE

SO US TODAY

WHO ARE TEMPORALLY DESTROYED

AND SPIRITUALLY VICTORIOUS

WE DISCLOSE, DECLARE AND SIGN

THE FIRST ATHEIST THEOLOGY.



Marc Vinciguerra






Wednesday, April 17, 2019

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION








I am delighted to disclose that there will be a lecture on my work as a Sculptor and as a Philosopher of Religion at The American Academy of Religion this year. The American Academy of Religion was born in 1909 and is the world's largest organization of scholars devoted in the field of theology. They publish a Journal with Oxford University Press which is the most respected journal on the field of religious studies. A lecture will be presented on my work during the 2019 Annual Meeting. The greatest theologians of our time will gather with 10 000 attendees. The lecture will discuss my body of work as a Sculptor from The Triptych of the Religion of Atheism to The Transfiguration and also my poems will be discussed, studied and explained. I am honored and fascinated to hear this lecture on my body of work. All my life I have worked towards a theological intuition that I displayed through statues, poems and philosophical writings. I always encrypt theological cyphers in my compositions before I even sculpt. It is therefore an immense joy to hear the remarkable research of Theologians who believe today that there is something new in the field of theology that is blooming in my work.




Friday, April 12, 2019

MY TRIPTYCH ACQUIRED BY A MUSEUM



I am deliriously happy to announce that the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily is acquiring my Triptych of The Religion of Atheism for their permanent collections. What destiny this Triptych had. Last year the Triptych went from the harbor of New-York to the harbor of Venice for a 6 months exhibition and this year it goes from the harbor of Venice to Sicily to be for ever in an old Benedictine Monastery protected by the UNESCO as world heritage. I am very proud to be part of this Museum, the MACS is building a very important collection thanks to the extraordinary eye of its director. This collection has been recently praised very deservedly by the New-York Times. After I signed the contract, I felt that my heart belongs to Sicily.


















Friday, March 22, 2019

THE TRANSFIGURATION ON ITS WAY TO VENICE



My Transfiguration is on its way to Venice for a 6 months exhibition in an old 15th century Palazzo. My heart is beating high.
















Thursday, February 21, 2019

A POEM WITH FOUR TITLES





THE MYSTICAL FLASHINGS OF NIHILISM
                                                                            
                                                                          
                                      OR

                                        
THE FLASHINGS OF MYSTICAL NIHILISM

                                                                          
                                      OR


THE MYSTICAL FLASHINGS OF THE NEW NIHILISM

                                                                          
                                       OR

                           
 THE ANTEGOD RISING IN THE FLASHINGS OF NIHILISM





GEORGES BATAILLE THE FRENCH WRITER

IS THE FIRST ONE IN 1945 TO HAVE IDENTIFIED 

NON-RELIGIOUS MYSTICAL STATES

ATHEISM IS A RELIGIOUS STATE

OH ABSOLUTE RELIGIOUS JUBILATION!

WE ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE DESTINY OF NIHILISM 

WE CELEBRATE NOW

OUR SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE WITH NIHILISM

GOD IS THE EXPERIENCE OF HIS INEXISTENCE

THEREFORE WE CAN EXPERIENCE HIM ONLY IN NIHILISM

ATHEISM IS THE SACRED

RAPTUS ET JUBILUS

WHEN I FELT ILLUMINATED BY THE DEATH OF GOD

I BURIED MY SELF IN NIHILISM

JUBILATIONS OF HYPER-NIHILISM

IN COMMUNING WITH THE DEATH OF GOD

OH ANTEGOD WHO TRANSFIGURES EVERYTHING!

OH ANTEGOD YOU ARE THE ORIGIN

OF EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING!

OH ANTEGOD YOU ARE THE GOD OF OUR TIMES!

OH ANTEGOD YOU ARE THE GOD OF THE AGE

OF NIHILISM !

OH ANTEGOD YOU ARE THE LAST GOD!

OH ANTEGOD LORD OF THE WASTELAND!

THE THOUSANDS FLASHES OF NIHILISM

WILL TAKE US AWAY TO THE NEW GOD

NIHILISM IS THE SUPER-ESSENCE

NIHILISM ENGENDERS A NIHILIZATION 

THAT IS THE NEW FORM OF THE SACRED

WHAT WE CALL GOD IS THE EXPERIENCE OF ATHEISM

SACRED NIHILISM IS A RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION

THE QUESTION OF THE THEOLOGY OF THE FUTURE 

IS NOT ANYMORE HOW FAR CAN YOU GO

WITH YOUR FAITH?

BUT RATHER HOW FAR CAN YOU GO IN YOUR NIHILISM?

UNTIL YOU ARE SUBMERGED

BY THE MYSTICAL FLASHINGS OF THE LAST GOD

WHICH IS THE GOD OF ATHEISM

GOD'S APPARITION EMERGES IN HYPER-NIHILISM

ATHEISM IS THE LAST GOD

THE VOID LEFT BY THE DEATH OF GOD IS RELIGION

RELIGIONS BEFORE THE DEATH OF GOD

WERE A CULT OF THE CHIMERICAL

IT IS ONLY AFTER NIETZSCHE

THAT WE CAN THINK RELIGION

RELIGION STARTS AFTER THE DEATH OF GOD

AND NOT BEFORE

THE DEATH OF GOD IN 1881

IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF RELIGION

WE ARE LIVING THE MYSTERY

OF THE PAROUSIA OF THE ANTEGOD

THE SECRET OF HISTORY IS UNVEILED IN THE ANTEGOD

THIS SECRET IS THE SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE WITH NIHILISM

IN HYPER-NIHILISM WE DIE IN GOD

GOD IS A RESULT NOT A CAUSE 

NIHILISM BEING THE CAUSE OF GOD

THE NIHILIST ASCENDS

IN THE MIDST OF THOUSANDS OF RELIGIOUS FLASHES

WE FLY IN THESE MYSTICAL FLASHES TO THE LAST GOD

WHERE ARE THE GODS?

WE LEGITIMATELY ASK THIS QUESTION

IN THE AGE OF NIHILISM

WHERE ARE THE GODS?

THEY ARE HIDDEN IN THE NEW NIHILISM

I LOOK AT NIHILISM WITH AWE 

I SING THE SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE WITH NIHILISM!

SAYING LIKE MEISTER ECKHART

THAT GOD IS THE FRUIT OF NOTHINGNESS

IS SAYING THAT NIHILISM IS THE SACRED 

AND THAT GOD IS THE FRUIT OF NIHILISM 

NIHILISM IS THE HYPER-SACRED

I BELIEVE IN NOTHING 

BECAUSE NOTHING IS

NOTHING IS A BEING 

AND THIS BEING IS GOD

SPIRIT OF NIHILISM 

GOLDEN SPIRIT

I SEE YOU IN THE CORNER OF THIS ROOM

GOD OF THE ABYSS PLEASE SPEAK

 THE SPIRIT OF NIHILISM ANSWERS

NO GODS EXIST 

NO GODS HAVE EVER EXISTED

I AM THE ONLY GOD

I AM THE GREAT NIHIL

I AM NOTHINGNESS THAT IS A BEING

I AM THE DAWN THAT BREAKS THE NIGHT OF NIHILISM

I AM A UNIVERSAL SPIRIT

NO RELIGIONS OWN ME

I AM SACRED NIHILISM

I AM THE INEXISTENCE OF GOD

I AM THE FLASHINGS OF NIHILISM

I AM THE SUPERNATURAL ATHEISM

I AM THE ESSENCE OF RELIGION

I WILL GIVE YOU THE NOTHING

 RECEIVE IT

YOU ARE ASKING WHO AM I ?

I AM THE SKY AFTER THE DEATH OF GOD

I AM THE LAST GOD OF THE WEST 

I AM THE SECOND BEGINNING OF THE WEST

THE LAST GOD OF THE OCCIDENT

THE LAST GOD OF THE ABENDLAND

THE LAND OF THE EVENING 

THE COUNTRY WHERE THE GODS DIE

THE CREPUSCULAR LAND

THE LAND OF NIHILISM 

THE LAND OF THE SACRED NIGHT 

THE LAND OF HOLY NIHILISM

THE LAND OF ENDLESS NOTHINGNESS

WILL LEAD US TO THE ENDLESS SACRED

THE DEATH OF GOD MUST BE EXPERIENCED

BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE RADIANCE

OF THE LAST GOD COMES FROM

NIHILISM IS THE NEW EXPERIENCE OF GOD

THE NEW FONTALIS PLENITUDO OF SAINT BONAVENTURE

PER ECCESSUM IN NIHILISM I SEE GOD

IN MYSTICAL NIHILISM THE ECSTASY 

COMES FROM THE UNION WITH NIHILISM

NOT FROM THE UNION WITH GOD

THERE IS NO UNION WITH GOD

IF THERE IS NOT FIRST A UNION WITH NIHILISM 

THE LAST GOD IS RISING FROM THE ABYSS OF NIHILISM 

IN THE DIVINE PROSTRATION

OF THE MYSTICAL ANNIHILATION

NIHILISM IS THE GREATEST ABYSS KNOWN TO MAN

THE CONVERSION FROM THE AGE OF NIHILISM

TO THE AGE OF SACRED NIHILISM

WILL HAPPEN THROUGH THE ERRANCY

IN SACRED NIHILISM

TO BE CONSTANTLY NEAR THE ABYSS OF NIHILISM

TO ASSIST AT THE BIRTH OF THE LAST GOD

WALKING IN THE ABYSSES OF DIAMONDS OF NIHILISM

MARCHER DANS LES GOUFFRES DE DIAMANTS BAUDELAIRIENS

UNTIL THE ESSENCE OF NIHILISM FLASHES 

UNTIL WE ARE TRAVERSED

BY THE DIVINE FLASHES OF NIHILISM

GOD IS THE DESTINY OF NIHILISM

THE ANTEGOD WILL RAISE US TO THE DIVINE

BY THE POWER OF DEIFIC NIHILISM

NIHILISM HAS AWAKEN THE LAST GOD

WE ARE ENTERING THE AGE OF THE ANTEGOD

IN THE AGE OF ILLUMINATED ATHEISM

WE ARE IN THE AGE OF THE GODLESS ASCENSION

GOD IS DEAD AND THE ANTEGOD IS ALIVE

RELIGION IS THE DESTINY OF NIHILISM





                          Marc Vinciguerra