The brain-shaped Liedtke Museum designed and built by the artist in Puerto de Andratx
Summary of citations and studies Museum Fundacion Liedtke 2020
The artist Dieter Walter Liedtke uses art as a tool to carry out research in the humanities and natural sciences. Because of his inventions and patent applications he is also seen by some art historians and media as the successor of Leonardo da Vinci. The research will prove that his works of art actually represent knowledge that goes far beyond that of Leonardo 500 years earlier and living in another time. He has succeeded in understanding the theology as well as the philosophy of: Plato, Bruno, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Voltaire, Feuerbach, Marx and Luhmann as a thesis and this bundled as an antithesis the natural scientific and humanistic research results of Newton, Lamarck, Darwin, Freud, Lorenz, Plank, Einstein, Heisenberg supplemented with the physics-, medical and sociological findings up to the present day, in order to be able to contrast these partly contradictory, self-contained models of thought through multi-synthesis or meta-synthesis to form a newly developed "conservation law of information", embedded in a "holistic information theory", from which the sought-after unified formula in the humanities and natural sciences can be derived:
I = E = MC2 or i = M (i = Information),
which proves every existence and non-existence in an eternal universe with an infinite evolution and creative power of open future possibilities to develop through his works of art.
Liedtke has derived the mission of creation from the knowledge of the works of art to pave the way for a second enlightenment and the evolution of all human beings. He wants to build the Globalpeace Campus in Spain, an evolutionary museum of art, which, with the Spirithall as a building for all religions, is an architectural symbol for a lasting peace between cultures and religions.
Globalpeace Campus in Spain designed by Dieter Liedtke (in implementation)
Developing scientific formulas, theories, health-peace programs and architectural concepts for peace through works of art is a novelty in art history as well as a revolution in the sciences. Liedtke removes the limitations of idealism, materialism and dualism and concentrates them through multiple synthesis in his works to a new philosophy and art of concrete evolutionism, to an all unifying creation through information.
The scientific World Bank study proves that a society that promotes creativity promotes prosperity and health in the population. Dieter Liedtke shows, in his eight-minute video film: The view of God, how creativity and health, blocked by fear information, are epigenetically switched on again in a natural way and every human being has the opportunity to become a healthier Leonardo da Vinci or God of his life with more creativity.
His rule of three on this:
Dürer/ Goethe: "The artist is equal to God"
Beuys: "Every man is an artist"
Liedtke: "God is everyone"
His artworks, studies and concepts show how we can grow up without fear, wars and exploitation to a non-populated, ethical, healthy and prosperous world population through the creativity of all people. For more than 50 years, they have documented a new dawning age for the creator "man". The new theories and formulas derived from the works for the construction of the universe, evolution and social systems have already been confirmed in numerous scientific, empirical research results from 1999 until today. With the statements of scientists and art historians such as Prof. Dr. Harald Szeemann, Prof. Karl Ruhrberg, Prof. Niklas Luhmann, Dr. Thomas Föhl, Prof. Dr. Manfred Schrey, Dr. Herbert Jost-Hof, Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schrenk who have scientifically examined Dieter Walter Liedtke's revolutionary works of art, theories and concepts or prepared an expert opinion, we are of the opinion that the works are among the most extraordinary and valuable works of art in art history.
Art historians, philosophers and researchers as well as well-known personalities express their views on Dieter W. Liedtke's works of art:
"The visualization of the evolution of the arts, through the art formula or Código Universo by Dieter Liedtke, across national borders and time periods, will open up new perspectives and allow a fresh, unspent view beyond all routine and beyond the boundaries of the usual view of art. In this way, the permanent evolution of the arts, which has been and still is a long, ongoing and future-oriented path beyond all clichés of the alleged revolution, can become a visually comprehensible experience.
Dieter Liedtke's works of art open up a new world to the viewer, art historians and researchers" His Concrete Evolutionism opens up a new revolutionary world to the viewer. He shows how matter, which until now has only been the object and medium of artistic representation, could in turn perceive its surroundings. This information has a mind-expanding function."
Prof. Karl Ruhrberg, Cologne 1997
Director of the Museum Ludwig (Cologne)
President of the International Association of Art Critics (German Section, AICA)
Karl Ruhrberg and Dieter Liedtke
"An evolutionary museum which, through the art formula, makes creativity visible to all visitors through the cultural epochs of art history, will have a great attraction for tourists and Americans in the USA.
Architect New York
"On the threshold of a new millennium, creativity and innovation have become the driving forces in our everyday lives. However, creativity is by no means an exclusive matter for art, but rather a challenge for all of us. Creativity is the bridge from the present to the future. The ambitious and exciting exhibition concept of art open 1999 shows that art promotes creative action and thinking and thus makes a higher quality of life and a positive future possible".
Dr. Norbert Blüm
Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany
Norbert Blüm (patron of the art open codigo universo art exhibition) and Dieter Walter Liedtke / short seminar at the Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany on the cultural and historical significance and effect of the formula for increasing creativity in the population
Franz Müller Heuser & Hellmuth Karasek
"Dieter Liedtke's formula is confirmed for literature and its history."
Prof. Dr. Hellmuth Karasek
"We have thoroughly researched the concept
a r t o p e n and found that Liedtke's art formula also applies to music and its history. We share with him the forward-looking view that through the art formula, in conjunction with the multimedia exhibition art open, the 4th dimension, access to the understanding of art and music, is open to all people. Only if everyone applies and deepens his creative possibilities, we will solve the problems of the future."
Prof. Dr. Franz Müller-Heuser
Director of the Cologne University of Music Member of the UNESCO Music Committee
President of the German Music Council Advisor of the art open art exhibition 1999 in Essen
From the left: Harald Szeemann Dieter Liedtke Hellmuth Karasek Franz Müller Heuser in Hamburg
"On the basis of the method of conducting scientific research with the help of art and philosophy, which has been lost since the Renaissance, Liedtke is the first artist after almost five centuries to again achieve art and research results of the highest quality".
"His pioneering findings are documented in his works of art, books and exhibitions shortly after their creation. They regularly find confirmation in the fact that, independently of Liedtke's art and research, years later leading natural scientists in the most diverse fields of science provided evidence for Liedtke's results through new studies. In 2000, the neurobiologist Eric Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research results, which were anticipated by 20 years through the artworks of Dieter W. Liedtke and documented in his book: "Das Bewusstsein der Materie" (published in 1982). In 2006, researchers Andrew Fire and Craig Mello receive the Nobel Prize for their discovery in 1998 of how information controls genes, confirming in the first step D. Liedtke's artwork of the 1980s: that genes and gene programs can be turned on and off."
Dr. Thomas Föhl
Art Historian Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Member of the Board of Directors / Special Representative of the President
This is how works of art such as pictures and collages were and are created, which abstract complex scientific processes or conditions. Liedtke's creative work is thus reminiscent of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, who also used their creativity in an interdisciplinary way, abolishing for themselves the usual divisions between matter and spirit, scientific knowledge and artistic imagination. And like da Vinci's works, Liedtkes also show him to be a visionary, a man who, in the consequences of his thoughts and actions as an artist, is often years ahead of scientific research.
How something like this is possible still requires final clarification. That it is possible has been indisputably proven by corresponding testimonies and records. With his "art formula", which Dieter W. Liedtke developed between 1969 and 1988, he has created an instrument that not only allows all people simplified access to viewing works of art of all styles and epochs, but also serves to stimulate the users' own creative potential.
Viewing the work in a humanities context.
In fact, the works of Dieter W. Liedtke, which gave shape to his visions on the abstraction of visual art, are comparable in their significance to the sketches and models of a Leonardo da Vinci, because they recorded and presented real and significant scientific findings at a time when the respective scientific disciplines were still far removed even from them.
This effect can be proven by scientific research results. His latest work on the "World Formula", which will be published in 2007, represents the next stage of knowledge in Liedtke's work. The artistic works of Liedtke, which were created in the context of the work on the "Art Formula" and which are in part still visionary at the date of their creation, have a special art historical value due to this context. If it turns out that the "world formula" also meets with the approval of the natural sciences, the same will apply to all of Liedtke's visionary works - and this to an even greater extent.
Dr. Herbert Jost-Hof, February 2015
Cultural and communication scientist / curator
Excerpt from a report on revolutionary reality by Dieter W. Liedtke's world formula: i = E = MC2
"In his artworks Dieter Liedtke vividly turns previous scientific theories upside down through his formula, which combines quantum theory with relativity and contains the conservation law for information, thus offering revolutionary theories in physics and astrophysics that understand a new view of the universe.
"Thus Dieter Liedtke also paints a new picture of physics and biology, revealing a different conception of matter and DNA. His approach here for, as for the origin of the entire universe, is information."
Result of the investigation
The theory of unified information is logical and comprehensible, only the way in which Dieter Liedtke arrives at these results cannot be explained with classical research methods, nor can it be empirically understood, since the use of representation in works of art to conduct scientific research, to establish new theories and to present the research results to the public as works of art in museums and art exhibitions represents a multiple novelty.
For the first time in art history, statements manifested in Dieter Liedtke's works of art and theories have been substantiated as research results by research work carried out by scientists who were unaware of his works of art decades after their creation and publication; for the researchers in question, 15 statements of art and theory have led to Nobel prizes in the subjects of medicine, physics and economics. In physics, Liedtke has so far anticipated two Nobel Prizes with the content of his works.
But his theories and research results are revolutionary not only in art, but also in the natural sciences and humanities, and under the premises he himself set up, he draws a new picture of a universe without riddles.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Schrey
Cologne University of Applied Sciences / Founding Director of the Institute
"The targeted intervention and the rapid acceleration of biocultural evolution that would be possible as a result would probably eclipse all current possibilities of cloning by far. On closer inspection, the art formula of art open "Life + expansion of consciousness = art" perhaps even describes a theoretical concept of the bio-cultural evolution of mankind as a whole". "The crucial question here is the storage of consciousness and intelligence. There are undoubtedly mechanisms for this, even if they have hardly been scientifically investigated, let alone understood. The meaning of the formula Life + Consciousness = Art is precisely the definition of this gap in the common scientific view" "This art formula, as the core of the exhibition concept of art open, fascinates not only art connoisseurs, but also contains statements of high explosiveness for natural history experts".
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schrenk
Deputy Director of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
FotoFile:Koenigswald Lecture 2016 Friedemann Schrenk CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons
"The formula of Leonardo da Vinci of today is the revolution in art history. Liedtke wants to use the picture, the pictures, to make spurts of creativity directly visible and comprehensible. His art open art formula, life + expansion of consciousness = art is in a way the condensate of his research, which he has explained in various publications: The consciousness of matter (1982), the fourth dimension (1987), the key to art (1990)... "Dieter Liedtke is ideology-free positive energy, creative through and through, and himself a work of art. In him Leonardo da Vinci has found a successor. Every visitor to the exhibition can learn about him through the works. His works, theories and concepts are revolutionary, contagious and show art and science new ways to a humane society.
Prof. Dr. Harald Szeemann and Dieter Liedtke
Art historian and director of Documenta Kassel, Biennale de Lyon (1997) Venice Biennale (1999 and 2001)
"Liedtke modifies and dissolves the framework of known theories. His new scientific theories are both the condition and product of their own operation. His formula is an evolutionary achievement. Once invented and introduced, it enables itself."
"Dieter Liedtke's insights and works of art require the construction of an observer, ̈mlich God, for whom time as the totality of all points in time is present.
Prof. Niklas Luhmann
Social scientist and social theorist
Barater of the art open art exhibition
"I hope that your groundbreaking approach will contribute to a more extensive and direct acquaintance of many people with art. I think that in our time it is a particularly important and noble task.
"The publication and application of the formula will reduce poverty, terrorism and the threat of war in the world".
Mikhail Gorbachev Nobel Peace Prize winner
Mikhail Gorbachev Nobel Peace Prize winner (patron of the codigo universo art open art exhibition) and DIeter Liedtke
Dr. H. Jost-Hof
Cultural historical statement on the art exhibition
art open codigo universo - The Theory of Everything i = E = MC2
Already in 2006, I wrote an expert opinion on the work of the artist, philosopher and author Dieter Walter Liedtke, with the intention of placing it in the context of cultural history and presenting its artistic and social value.
These observations made substantial reference to the universal art formula developed by D. W. Liedtke as well as to the presentation of his visionary intertwining of scientific knowledge and artistic creation by means of some selected works.
This report is to be understood as a contribution based on these observations to the assessment of his now significantly expanded oeuvre; it is especially dedicated to the project art open codigo universo - The Theory of Everything.
The individual sections of the following presentation are each introduced by a quotation from Albert Einstein, whose brilliant intellect, astonishing intuition and unbroken humanistic spirit should, in my opinion, not only be an inspiration and model for every human being, but have found in Dieter Walter Liedtke an astonishing and significant counterpart in every respect. Particularly since Liedtke's works of art complemented Einstein's famous formula E = MC2 to i = E = MC2. Here i stands for information, so the formula expressed in his more recent works of art shows that information is the physical basis of energy and matter.
Dieter Liedtke designs a completely new approach to physics, an alternative picture of energy, matter and thus the entire universe, based on information and the different speeds of information as the basic element of all energy or matter.
His extremely complex thought model combines the theoretical foundations of quantum mechanics with Einstein's general theory of relativity. In this model, information is assigned the same space and time negating properties as quantum mechanics assigns to subatomic particles, whose origin it represents and which manifests itself accordingly in energy and matter, to that variety of appearances that we know as the universe. It is accordingly based on information clusters and networks whose physical reification we can perceive, not least also as carriers of information already known to us, such as the genetic material of living beings or other structures, for example energy, atoms, molecules or crystals.
Thus he extends Einstein's equation: E = MC2 by adding the component i (for information) to i = E = MC2 or i = M.
Liedtke's medium is art, which for him, however, has the same scientific and social significance.
He has presented his information theory described above specifically in works created between 1982 and 1987 on silkscreen and in 1999 on canvas (in a limited edition of 100 pieces.) as the 4th dimension. His 4th dimension pictures describe time as a component of our three spatial dimensions and thus as a sub-function of matter, which can be mathematically deduced as the difference between total mass and the components of the spatial dimensions by extracting time.
In 2005, when most of the special edition on canvas was damaged by water, Liedtke made new use of the swollen and torn pictures: he intuitively processed them with color, thus creating inspiration for his theory of information and creation. This is not only a vivid example of his unusual creative work and its inner networked mental diversity, but also illustrates his closeness to other thinkers and philosophers like Einstein and their creativity.
One of these thinkers, the philosopher Niklas Luhmann, who died in 1998 and was described by the newspaper Die Zeit as the Hegel of the 20th century, said about Liedtke's work
Dieter Liedtke's insights and works of art require the construction of an observer, namely God, for whom time as the totality of all points in time is present.
And as with many other great researchers and/or artists, Liedtke's work is not only a product of special inspiration, intuition and creativity, but part of a social consciousness that gives him drive and purpose.
Dieter Walter Liedtke - or: Art as a social obligation
"The greatest scientists are always artists."
The above quoted sentence of Einstein is certainly true. For the reverse conclusion, this is not necessarily true. What connects artists and scientists in any case are curiosity, intuition and the need for creative change. In his current project, Dieter Walter Liedtke refers to one of those exceptional figures in cultural and intellectual history in which artists and researchers have met in exemplary fashion and to this day rightly admired each other: Leonardo da Vinci. This is not astonishing, since his own work shows very clear parallels to the universal genius who, as a model of Renaissance man as well as scientist and artist, remained unrivalled for centuries.
The curator Harald Szeemann, who died in 2005, articulated the agreement between the two personalities as follows:
"The positive energy of the inventor artist and Leonardo da Vinci of contemporary art, Dieter Liedtke, can be experienced by every visitor to the exhibition. His works, theories and concepts are revolutionary, contagious and show art and science new ways to a humane society.
Indeed, one of the main differences between Liedtke's contemporaries and the long since deceased Leonardo da Vinci is the fact that he was able to make the insights and knowledge he gained accessible to a broad public. What Leonardo would have done in possession of today's possibilities and liberties remains speculation. What Liedtke does under these conditions, however, does not: he takes up the statement about his own person in order to relativize it in the sense of a Joseph Beuys, who pointed out the creative abilities in every human being. Liedtke, connected to Beuys and carrying his thoughts further with the creation of his art formula, without further ado declares everyone a Leonardo and thus underlines the statement regarding the spiritual potential of all people. Behind this is the unshakable expression of the belief in the innovative power of everyone and the will to democratize art and release the existing but unused creative potential in the population. A task that Liedtke already fulfilled with art open, which opened in Essen in 1999, by assembling 1,000 works of art history on 23,000 square meters and making the evolution of art comprehensible in the sense of his art formula - in the spirit of Albert Einstein, who formulated
"The restriction of scientific knowledge to a small group of people weakens the philosophical spirit of a people and leads to its mental impoverishment."
For Liedtke, art was and is a medium of enlightenment and development, therein lies its social relevance and its transferring creative power.
Despite the disruptions to which the art open project was subject, it reached millions of people thanks to the great media attention it received.
The power of the media - or: The liberation of the mind from the paralysis of fear
"Most human actions have always been based on fear or ignorance."
However, the enormous possibilities of the media to reach people, through information as well as emotions, also bear a danger if negative, fear-inducing reports dominate for profit reasons. Liedtke has repeatedly pointed out that such information reduces the performance of the brain, thereby limiting and blocking people's creativity. His own works of art and his projects are designed to counteract this through positive mental input, through enlightenment instead of transfiguration, and through knowledge transfer instead of mystification.
This already applied to art open and the works represented in it, as well as to all the works realized since then.
In this context, a statement by Professor Karl Ruhrberg, Director of the Museum Ludwig (Cologne) and President of the International Association of Art Critics - German Section, AICA, who participated in art open as an advisor:
"The viewer experiences this philosophical level from the holistic understanding of his works. For the natural scientist, it opens up a level of information that can show him new approaches and theories for scientific experiments and new paths of knowledge from Liedtke's works".
He was right. Years after Dieter Liedtke published his works of art and theories, scientists from various disciplines, without being aware of his work, have confirmed the 15 statements of his works of art or parts of them through their own research, which in turn has been rewarded with the award of Nobel prizes to them.
An open dimension of art - or: art open codigo universo - The Theory of Everything i = E = MC2
"Tomorrow's problems were not solved with yesterday's answers."
Liedtke's proposed solution is: Reaching from the present into the future in order to understand the present from the future ... to intervene from the present into the future.
In his new exhibition Dieter Walter Liedtke presents his vision of a Second Renaissance, an elevation of man against fear, oppression and war and over the previous competition-oriented form of capitalism, made possible by art.
The core areas in the new project are:
Exhibition area: The art historical evolution of art through innovation
Every person is a Leonardo da Vinci through the use of his creativity
Exhibition area: Innovation and social systems
An ethical capitalism will change society
Exhibition area: The dignity of life
In the future, all people can live in dignity, peace, health and eternity
The themes of the exhibition are highly topical; they transcend the space of the visual arts, expanding and opening it to science and society as a whole as a level of consciousness and action. The individual as its thinking, deciding and acting core element is offered new impressions and levels of experience, the exhibition is interactive and thus activating. The exhibition is interactive and thus activating. Its layout opens up not only personal participation but also participation for the individual.
The conceptual part of the exhibition Taking Shape - The Preservation of Information or the Gesamtkunstwerk World involves the visitors, involves them directly and actively in the examination of society and its design processes, in order to make clear to them their possible role in the development of a new world and to motivate them to become design partners of society as shareholders, in the social context of Joseph Beuys' Social Sculpture.
For taking shape Dieter Walter Liedtke has founded a public limited company under the name Globalpeace Inc. in Florida, USA. With the purchase of an admission ticket, all visitors will also have the opportunity - if they wish - to receive a Globalpeace share free of charge in order to be directly involved in the process of peace between religions and a new ethical world. For Liedtke, the second renaissance, ETICAP, begins anew in every country with the exhibition and gifting of shares in the Globalpeace Society.
With this approach, Liedtke creates the opportunity for all people to emancipate themselves for the first time from the function of the uninvolved, outside observer of art and to live out their personal heritage as co-developers and designers in the curiosity and creativity of a Leonardo da Vinci, with the positive goal of an ethical revolution that enables everyone to live in dignity.
Liedtke thus builds on a reawakened sense of art as a means of social design. It is no longer just a beautiful or innovative appearance and image gain with value increases, but is consciously becoming a tool and an indispensable means of living for people, a formative and unifying force of a concrete evolution of the population towards a peaceful society.
Dieter W. Liedtke's work thus gives art a deeper dimension, a comprehensible role in the development of culture and the evolution of mankind as a whole that changes the present.
The exhibition is to be shown on all five continents. Globally, it is expected to attract millions of direct exhibition visitors and billions of indirect observations mediated by the media; in Liedtke's understanding, this means a contribution to the healing of social systems to the same extent.
For the populations of the countries where the exhibition will be shown, it represents the beginning of ethical capitalism and an open society.
That an artist designs an ethical world in a bold plan as a total work of art is not only new, it is revolutionary for art and purposeful and evolutionary for society. Liedtke calls this art movement he created Concrete Evolutionism A fusion of past, present and future, of art, science and social life, as Liedtke strives for with his new project, is unprecedented.
Conclusion of a new beginning and departure - or: A new understanding of art
"A new kind of thinking is necessary if mankind is to continue to live."
My conclusion as a cultural and media scholar after intensive research into the documentation of his new works and the exhibition is a confirmation of the uniqueness of Dieter Walter Liedtke's project and the meaningfulness of his approach. It is a consistent continuation of the enlightening work that has already begun with art open and the art formula, reflecting society and changing it, which was judged by its patron at the time, the former Russian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev:
"The publication and application of the formula will reduce poverty, terrorism and the threat of war in the world."
In any case, Dieter Walter Liedtke's work not only corresponds to the idea of Einstein that I have preceded this last section; it fills it with life in an astonishing, uniquely creative way that encourages hope for the further development of global development. Over the course of more than 50 years, Liedtke has repeatedly proven himself an inventive artist and philosopher whose visions, theories and research results have manifested themselves in works of art, often anticipating the discoveries of science.
Dr. Herbert Jost-Hof, February 2015
Cultural and communication scientist / curator