Photo exhibition "Traces of Sufism in Europe"


Dr. Sara Kuehn, interdisciplinary researcher and photographer, provides an insight into the contemporary Sufi tradition in Europe in this exhibition. The pictures were taken in the period 2011-2019 on research trips through Bosnia, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany and France. They show the spirituality and mysticism of a world that is often unknown to the general public, some of which also transcends religions.

Sufism is often considered the mystical dimension of Islam, a way of nurturing its pure essence. The Sufis, who choose a path of spiritual and ethical self-improvement, are less concerned with fathoming God on a theoretical level than with their own spiritual, as well as physical, experience of the divine presence, which appeals to all the senses.

The photo exhibition provides a glimpse into the lived Sufi tradition in Europe. While Sufism has evolved and diversified over several centuries in Eastern Europe, Sufi orders in Western Europe have only existed since the beginning of the 20th century, with Sufi teachings permeating all areas of society.


All information can be found on the website of the exhibition.

The exhibition is open from 16.3. from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.