Greetings DAMNED artists, fans, family and friends,

Due to unfortunate circumstances beyond our wishes or control, we will not be hosting the DAMNED Exhibition in 2022. It is our hope that we can bring forth our 13th anniversary exhibition of enlightened dark art and performance in October 2023.

Until we meet again, please stay safe and well.


On October 29th through 31st 2020 in Detroit comes the 13th annual assemblage of extraordinary artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations at:

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:

  • 10/29 “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, absinthe tasting, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’œuvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/30 “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 and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 10/31 “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, strolling dinner prepared by on-site chefs, sensuous dance performance interludes, the aural ambiance of DJs Josh Burge (Plastic Passion) and Slofu (Happy Endings) with a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.

Each night also offers a lush Moroccan-inspired VIP Lounge, a gallery store to purchase art, our Devil Girl hostesses and, of course, the art.

13th Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Art + Performance + Dining + Masquerade

October 29th through 31st 2020
VIP 7p to 9p – General 9p to 2a

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