Rolando Duartes, ‘Stern’, 2015, Art Acacia

From a collection ‘Animism’

Animism (from Latin anima, “breath, spirit, life”) is the world’s oldest religion according to which all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, even spoken words, buildings and other artifacts—are experienced as animate and alive. It is sometimes described as a religious belief that various objects, places, and creatures possess distinctive spiritual qualities.

Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the world. It is still practiced in a variety of forms in many traditional societies. It is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system of many indigenous tribal peoples. Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, ‘animism’ is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of indigenous peoples’ ‘spiritual’ or ‘supernatural’ perspectives.

The artwork is ready to be hanged on the wall (no frame).

Image rights: Rolando Duartes

Cuban/ Swiss provenance

About Rolando Duartes

Cuban, Swiss, b. 1955, Havanna, Cuba, based in Zürich, Switzerland

Solo Shows

San Francisco,

Group Shows

Zurich University of Arts, 
Zürich, Switzerland,
Disturb vs Comfort. Context and Perception
Ortsmuseum Meilen, 
Meilen, Switzerland,
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