"The sole justification for our existence as artists, superfluous and egotistical as we are, is to confront people with the image of their destiny." — Max Beckmann
"Fidem Fati Virtue
September 20 – November 2, 2003
Special Gallery Hours:
Thurs – Sun,
or by appointment
Opening: Saturday Sept. 20, 4 – 6 PM, $10 adm.
|Photos of the Ball are now available from Joel Simpson Photography|
Le Viconte de St. Ouen will open the Brave Destiny exhibit at the ceremony, with Ernst Fuchs honored guest and Brave Leader of the movement. Many world famous artists. Fantastic happenings! Prize for best costume. Winners of cash awards announced. Lifetime achievement honors announced, and more. Great food from the finest restaurants in Williamsburg, a culinary feast at the WAH Center, the institution that Let’s Go Travel Magazine called the "epicenter of the Williamsburg artists Mecca!"
"Reason, honor and the limitless bounds of our own imaginations compels us now to do what others can only admire! Unhindered by the mortal flesh, the mind can visit realms which the body cannot. In that we are like Gods. That is our own "brave destiny," the destiny of art of the imagination! Let us then create a show of this art, the like of which has never been seen before!" — Terrance Lindall on behalf of the Society for Art of the Imagination, June 2002
THE WORLD’S LARGEST SHOW of living artists working today in Surrealism, Surreal/Conceptual, Visionary, Fantastic, Symbolism, Magic Realism, the Vienna School, Neuve Invention, Outsider, Naive, the Macabre, Grotesque and Singulier Art, including: Professor Ernst Fuchs, founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in the 1940s; H.R. Giger, one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism and Academy Award winner for the designs of the title character and its otherworldly environment in the film “Alien;” and many other renowned artists. $5,000 in cash prizes for art guaranteed, plus thousands of dollars in purchase awards.
Many incredible performances and events, including:
Friday October 3, Saturday October 4
"The Marriage at the Statue of Liberty"
by Peter Dizozza (after Jean Cocteau)
Oct. 10-11, 17-18
SURREALIST BUTOH DANCE
Oct. 12, 8 PM
Featured artists and performers:
DISNEY NASA BORG "empassioned to assimilate the techniques, ways of working, and aesthetics of new media and bring these inspirations back into the realm of the physical"
PETER DIZOZZA, Surrealist dramatist, Director of the Royal WAH Theatre, and founding member of Cinema VII Productions presents scenes from his shows "Prepare to Meet Your Maker," "The Last Dodo," "The Eleventh Hour" and "The Golf Wars" and introduces a mad new musical comedy "Winning the Futurity!"
MADAME DOLLHAUS Currently Madame is working on five paintings which will be based on great Queens of England, fetishistically adapted and mutilated in great portraiture form.
ERNST FUCHS, Founder of the Viennese School of Fantastic Realism in the 1940s
H.R. GIGER, One of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism, and the Academy Award winner for the designs of the title character and its otherworldly environment in the film “Alien”
TERRANCE LINDALL, Surreal/visionary artist, writer, philosopher, art critic, and President of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
BRIGID MARLIN, Chairperson of the Society for Art of the Imagination and renowned practitioner and teacher of the Mische Technique
DAMIAN MICHAELS, Visionary artist and publisher of "Artvisionary Magazine"
YUKO NII, Surreal landscapist and Founder & Artistic Director of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
EMPIRE S.N.A.F.U. RESTORATION PROJECT: Who was S.N.A.F.U.? How will the Empire be rebirthed? Find out in the extensive catacombs beneath the WAH Center
GEORGE TOOKER, One of America’s greatest living surrealists
ROBERT VENOSA, One of America’s greatest living surrealists
His instantaneously recognized works feature the oddest creatures popping up in the oddest places. He was part of a group along with Keith Herring who rose to prominence in the 1980s.
SALVADOR DALI, art loaned courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Craig Morrison
And many other internationally renowned stars