The arts, religion, philosophy and science as spheres of human creativeness had intimate intellectual and spiritual relationships with one another for millenniums. The imagination, the way of perception, the cognition of the world, and the creative act itself were always in unity, while each still maintaining their distinctive language.
At the start of the 20th century, as one of those spheres began to dominate over the others, it slowly drifted away from each other, until by the 21st century its distance from them became vast. Many people today hold an assumption that the scientific view of the world should be the foundation for all knowledge and spheres of human creativeness. Therefore, philosophy, religion, and art had lost their respectful status in our society. The emerging radical scientific materialism promotes this vision, which results in nihilism, materialism, atheism, and reductionism. Each of these generate a potential impoverishment of the way man sees himself and makes our society unhealthy spiritually, psychologically, and even physically.
This phenomenon requires very thoughtful investigation. Philosophical criticism must be done. The balance and harmony between these four spheres must be restored, and the bridge of connection and creative collaborations must be established.
Our Foundation invites students to collaborate in a series of annual projects involving several universities from the US, Europe, and Asia. Each year, the results of these collaborations will be presented in the form of exhibitions and will be published for observation for international viewers.