Sublimism : reconciling art and truth
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“Art is the Sublimation of life; the means by which Life discovers its own sublimity.”
– Ilario Colli
About the event
The Salmagundi Club Presents: An Evening of Sublimism
In pursuing the absurd, the irreverent, and the crass, we have forgotten what true beauty is. But now, there is a movement to reclaim Art and Truth to heal the rupture caused by Postmodernism.
Join us for an evening of philosophical discussions, literary readings, and original music as we introduce you to Sublimism. This bold new art movement seeks to restore Beauty, Nobility, and Wonder to the world.
What to expect
– A global-first launch of Sublimism by aesthetic philosopher Ilario Colli
– A thought-provoking panel discussion on Sublimism featuring notable guest appearances
– Literary readings by author Raphael Chloé
– Original music by renowned composer Joao MacDowell
About the speakers
Ilario Colli – founder of Sublimism
Based in New York City, Ilario Colli is an Italian-Australian author, philosopher, and former classical music journalist. He interviewed pre-eminent figures such as Ennio Morricone, covered world premières by Philip Glass, and was once called “Australia’s leading classical music critic.” His first major published work, In Art as in Life: A History of Beauty and a Critique of Postmodern Relativism has been described as “a major achievement for any writer.”
Raphael Chloé – founder of literary Sublimsim
Texas-born and raised novelist Raphael Chloé is the author of the novella Emøcean and the novel Tøska. Known for his masterful prose and poetic imagery, Chloé has been likened to Proust, whom he recognizes as a significant influence. A respected industry professional once said of his work: “Chloé has the potential to become one of the great writers of the 21st century”.
Joao MacDowell – composer
Noted by the Swedish press as “a new thinker in the genre,” the Brazilian composer João MacDowell has a career that spans from punk to opera. Currently serving as artistic director of the International Brazilian Opera Company – IBOC in NYC, MacDowell had his first Symphony premiered by the National Orchestra of Brasilia. He is the author of five operas, including The Seventh Seal. Other works by the composer include chamber music, film soundtrack, and songs.