Chinese New Year at eye square

龙腾盛世 眼观四海 

eye square祝您新年大吉!

eye square and its employees wish you another year filled with success, health, and prosperity! We value your partnership and look forward to another year of successful collaboration. Happy Chinese New Year!

Eye square celebrates the Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us in our eye square Kunsthalla!

The Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China, celebrating the start of a new year and the beginning of spring. This year is dedicated to the dragon.
In Chinese folklore, the dragon is a majestic and auspicious creature that symbolizes bravery, creativity and innovation.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with eye square!

eye square not only has a very international team, but has also expanded into China in recent years. Therefore, on the occasion of this great holiday and our connection to China, we are organizing a Chinese New Year celebration on 14.02.2024 in our eye square Kunsthalla with exciting keynote speeches followed by dinner.

Thoughts from Michael Schiessl (CEO & Founder) and Gerhard Scharbert (Culture & Connection Unit) on the Chinese New Year:

“Despite our differences, humanity has always strived to make connections with one another, slowly but surely overcoming our differences to reach a new state of co-existence. With the rise of instant communication and other forms of technological advances, making meaningful connections is now easier than ever. Despite these, there are new divisions,  e.g. The Western world, and the Eastern world.

We need to find new universals to overcome these differences.

In his annotated edition of I Ching, Richard Wilhelm, a famous sinologist, spoke of a ‘foreign and yet so familiar world’. Within I Ching, he demonstrated the personal yet profound way in which the two great sages, Confucius and Lao Tzu, referred to these famous divination texts.”

“When readers of today pick up these writings, whether prepared or unprepared, they’ll find familiar and common ground within its view of the world and people. In German philosophy, Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger, as a short example, invested effort into understanding the occidental and oriental, with highlights on Indian and Chinese thinking in the form of dialogue. Through these endeavors, common roots of morality that are definitively universally binding were uncovered, a fact pointed out by the great Immanuel Kant.

In addition to this philosophical-religious, I would even say ethical, level, there is another, more hidden level that is not commonly associated with these comparative cultural issues. Another great German philosopher, mathematician, jurist, and polymath, Leibniz, has quite unexpectedly created a connection that affects us all much more directly today, albeit unconsciously. His pioneering development of the binary number system was based on studies of the very Chinese book that was mentioned at the beginning as a source of Chinese thought – the Book of Changes, the I Ching – which gave Leibniz the idea of binary numbers, which can now be used to represent our current number system and, as we all know, has become electronically switchable and profoundly influences our daily lives today.

For us, the universality of humanity in thought and technology is present at the base of thought, regardless of apparent cultural differences; we should constantly remember this as an example of successful coexistence.


With this in mind, I wish everyone God’s blessings and a joyous Year of the Dragon!”

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