In 2016, the Van Abbemuseum acquired the work Cosmism, by Melvin Moti, which consists of a film and an artist's book. The work places the events of September 11, 2001 within the context of Cosmism. Cosmism was a movement led by Russian thinkers at the end of the nineteenth century who combined occult and esoteric theories with science. One of them, Alexander Chizhevsky, studied the relationship between increased solar activity and major historical events on earth, such as wars, revolutions, and epidemics. This is the first time that Cosmism will be on display.
Acquired with support of the Mondriaan Fund.