The aim, mission and
purpose of the Fantastic Art Centre is:
1. To be the
definitive, internationally recognised information database/resource
on fantastic/surreal/visionary art. The database will eventually
contain documentation on some 4000 artists from the Renaissance to the
present whose work merits their inclusion.
2. To publish
a comprehensive book on fantastic art which will include an exhaustive
dictionary of artists, including a concise bio- and complete biblio-/filmography.
3. To collect
books, exhibition catalogues, press cuttings, photographs and slides
of artwork, CD ROMs, video tapes, posters, reproductions, printed
ephemera, etc. on all of the artists from the Renaissance to the
present who have worked in the fantastic/surreal/visionary vein.
establish a network of artists, collectors, art dealers, museums,
publishers, etc. in order to promote all aspects of
facilitate and organise exhibitions, seminars and conferences.
All the material in
the centre’s archives will eventually be donated to the Museum of
Fantastic Art (in planning) or the Ernst Fuchs Museum in Vienna.
Christian De Boeck
Fantastic Art Centre
P.O. Box 52441
The Fantastic Art
Centre is affiliated with:
Museum of Fantastic Art (in planning) (Vienna, Austria/Sedona,
U.S.A.), Centre International de l'Actualité Fantastique et Magique (CIAFMA)
(Brussels, Belgium), The Society
for Art of the Imagination (Berkhampstead, Herts, U.K.), Labyrinthe Informationsdienst für
Phantastische und Visionäre Künste (Rome, Italy), Zentrums
der Phantastischen und Visionären Künste (Bonn, Germany), International
Bureau of Recordist Investigation (IBRI) (Toronto, Canada), The
Boston Visionary Cell (Boston, U.S.A.), Art Visionary magazine (Melbourne, Australia).