Art in Advent: the Tassilo Chalice in a new light

Thu Dec 1, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun Dec 11, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space
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As every year, the Advent season offers the opportunity to present the country’s cultural assets to a wide audience in the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space.

This year, the medieval Tassilokelch is presented in Deep Space in a new light. Housed in Kremsm√ľnster Abbey, the Tassilo Chalice is one of the most precious liturgical vessels of the early Middle Ages: it is an opulently decorated and splendidly inscribed communion chalice donated by Bavarian Duke Tassilo III and his wife, the Lombard princess Liutpirc. Much discussed for centuries, many open questions could be clarified by an archaeometric, historical, art-historical and theological research project and the descriptive, photographic and graphic documentation and results of the investigation could be presented.

Dr. Reinhard Stiksel from Bibelwerk Linz and art historian Dr. Lothar Schultes will provide insights into this unique historical work of art in the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space in Advent 2022, where it can be viewed and analysed down to the smallest detail.

A cooperation of the Ars Electronica Center with the Bibelwerk and the Kremsm√ľnster Abbey