“Saintship lays pride (or protest) at the feet of the crucified Christ. Its aim is “defeat,” martyrdom. For martyrdom is the joyous acceptance of death in any manner, even painlessly, as the Good Gift of God.” (c. 1930)
The Symposium, hosted by the Carl Schmitt Foundation and the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will bring together leading artists and intellectuals to talk about the role and vocation of the Catholic artist today. It will draw on the insights of Carl Schmitt to help “demystify the creative process.”
For more information and to register for the Symposium, click here.
“Civilizations, like persons, exhibit the same symptoms in senility: an overwhelming desire for security and comfort with a minimum of manual effort; and will submit to indignities for their sake.” (1954)
The Carl Schmitt Foundation and the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, are pleased to bring together some of today’s leading Catholic artists to explore what is means to be a Catholic artist in today’s society. The life and legacy of Carl Schmitt, along with the insights of our panelists, will help us see what the lived-out vocation of an artist really looks like. This is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the craft of professional artists, each of whom will be bringing an original work they have created to explain their creative process.
The event will take place on October 27, 2018, from 7-10 pm at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Sterling, Virginia (map); it is free and open to the public. Click here to register and for more information.
Come early to view the retrospective exhibit Carl Schmitt: A Portrait before it goes on view at the Arts Club of Washington next month.
Can’t make it? The event will be streamed live at carlschmitt.org/live.
“No man can be happy who makes security his end in life. That spells ultimate slavery, because freedom of will is not to those imaginations which are bounded by economics.” (1946)