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10/2/15

THIS MONTH: DAMNED VIII A 3-Day Dark Extravaganza

DAMNED VIII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade

October 29th through 31st 2015
VIP 7pm to 9pm - General 9pm to 2am


Tangent Gallery / Hastings Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, Michigan




On October 29th through 31st 2015 in Detroit comes the 8th annual assemblage of extraordinary artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations:
DAMNED – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego...of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse.  Rising from within the ashes of Detroit’s historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances.

There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that flourish within the exhibition:
  • 10/30 "The Darkness" - A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self.  This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’Ĺ“uvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/31 "The Enlightenment" - A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal.  This gala night features an on-site chef preparing a sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with flavored mead tasting courtesy of B Nektar Meadery and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 11/01 "The Masquerade" - A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, an elegant seated 6-course aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, sensuous dance performance interludes, the aural ambiance of DJ Mikey andDJ Zumby from Strangeways Radio with DJ Slofu from Happy Endings and a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.  (Click here for music samples)
Each night also offers a lush Moroccan-inspired VIP mezzanine overlooking the gallery, a gallery store to purchase art, our Devil Girl hostesses and, of course, the art.
Tickets are now available online at:  www.thatdamnedshow.com/tickets
Also on the horizon are these upcoming DAMNED events!  Be sure to click the web links for further details on the events and calls for art.
Friday 12/04 - Krampus Night V & Christmahanakwanza IIIThe DAMNED devils again are restless and throwing a festive holiday party!  Krampus Night is a night filled with barely rehearsed Holiday comedic skits, really bad lip-synching, spiked punch, vintage holiday B-movies, festive holiday decor and a visit from Krampus himself!  Also included is the annual “Wreck The Halls” exhibition where artist re-engineer those pretty twinkling lights displays and adorable character animatronics into the festive monstrosities they've always wanted to build.  This night is also a toy drive for "Toys For Tots" and canned food drive for "Burners Without Border" to help feed the homeless.
For further details and the call for art, visit:  www.KrampusNightDetroit.com
DAMNED | PURGATORY | CORPUS ILLUMINATA | KRAMPUS NIGHT