Artist Santiago Ribeiro the curator of the very successful “Surrealism Now” exhibition in Coimbria, Portugal, in collaboration with Liba Waring Stambollion have organised a quality exhibition in the heart of Paris at Dorothy’s Gallery, the American Center for the Arts. The exhibition brings together artists from diverse countries, such as France, Portugal, Russia, United States, Czech Republic, Vietnam and Latvia.
“Surrealism, which was born after the first wold war, is characterized by its opposition to all social conventions, moral and logic. It is a movement immersed in dreams, instinct, desire, rebellion, and the liberty of life. It is also perhaps the movement most tied to imagination, a movement fully alive in the artistic and literary worlds. In Portugal, it is perhaps the link which ties these two worlds together. Prof. Perfecto Cuadrado said so aptly in one of his conferences: “The history of Surrealism, meaning anthologies, studies, catalogues (and exhibits) devoted to the so called International surrealism, needs to be divulged – the price, sometimes, in a simplified fight against other forms of simplification, when it is not against a total silence due to sectarianism, or ignorance whether French, Portuguese or International.” Surrealism through words, painting and sculpture continues, like life to be: insistent, concrete, daily and real. This exhibition in Paris, the birthplace of the movement, is proof that “International Surrealism” is still alive.”
Maria Fernanda Pinto
Exhibiting ArtistsAndrej Nekrasov, Anne Ethuin, Benjamin Marques, Daniel Hanequand, Evgeny Denisov, Gregory Potosky, Isabel Meyrelles, Liba Waring Stambollion, Paula Rosa, Santiago Ribeiro, Serge Sunne, Shahla Rosa, Victor Lages, Vu Huyen Thuong, Yuri Shpakovsky and Yuri Tsvetaev.
originally posted in FANTASTIC VISIONS, February 29th