Friday, August 24, 2012

Christian Flora - Exhibition at the Palais Palffy


Das Kulturzentrum Palais Palffy
lädt zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung
CHRISTIAN FLORAam Freitag, 31 August 2012, 19 Uhr
in die Palffy Galerie
Josefsplatz 6, 1010 WienDie Ausstellung präsentiert das Werk des Malers Christian Flora. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der graphischen Arbeit des Künstlers. Präsentiert werden bis dato noch nie gezeigte Skizzen, Entwürfe, Zeichnungen und Studien zu seinen Gemälden. Somit lässt sich erstmals die einzigartige Arbeitsweise des Malers nachvollziehen: Der Betrachter erkennt wie die mechanischen Strukturen seiner Gemälde entstehen und wie die Bilderwelt von den organischen Formen und Körpern bevölkert werden.Ausstellungsdauer: 1.09.2012-15.09.2012

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Monday, August 20, 2012

50th Year Anniversary of the Monografico Museum with 26 Surrealist Artists

This September the Museum of Conimbriga will celebrate it’s 50th year anniversary with an exhibition of 26 surrealists artists.
"International Surrealism Now" presents works from twentysix artists from sixteen countries. The exhibit opens on September 1stat the Monografico Museum, Conimbriga, Portugal

“This ancient setting juxtaposed with contemporary surrealist art will have an extraordinary result" stated Santiago Ribeiro.
On display until September 30, the exhibition has the support of the Municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova, the League of Friends of Conimbriga and the Institute of Museums and Conservation.
For more information contact:
Sanitago Ribeiro at
or Liba W Stambollion at

Saturday, August 11, 2012

de es news: massive group exposure

de es news: massive group exposure - by De Es Schwertberger

There are four groupexhibitions of fantastic-visionary artists, running at the same time, where i have attendet the festive openings and had the enjoyable opportunitiy to hang out with artist-friends and to make new ones. A spirit of a common cause is present, which gathers forces to break through into a larger public not only consisting of other artists and each artists personal entourage. It is the exposure to the "larger public"which will generate new collectors and sales. A shift from the "starving artists syndrome" to a position of "creating out of abundance" will certainly help to multiply the visibility of an art that deserves to be called art.

The shows are curated by artists who participate in them and not by highranking curators affiliated with museums , art fairs, galleries and art-halls. Also the showlocations are initiated independently from the socalled art world . Not only is there is an incredible massive display of contemporarty art of the other kind in the virtual showcases of social networks and platforms, now there is also a vital force that claims space in social and cultural reality.

This is good news : we are becoming a new art world, a parallel universe of contemporary art.

Curators and organisers : Prof. Philip Jacobson Rubinov, Olga Spiegel, Miguel Tio and France Garrido, Reinhard Schmid, Hanno Karlhuber. Thank you for all your tedious work you put into making these shows possible!

Click images below for more information on the individual events (as published in the Visionary Art Gallery pages and blogs):

originally published today by De Es Schwertberger

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dreams & Divinities


Liba is an artist living in Paris . She paints, makes books and designs furniture.
Ecology, erotica and the sacred are the recurrent themes in her work.
She is inspired and resonates with the message of Love from people of all cultures and from all ages.
Liba was born to American parents but grew up in South East Asia. She moved to the USA in her teenage years. She did a year of art and environmental studies at Simons Rock of Bard College and went on to graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting, wood working and bookbinding.
Liba designs furniture for her company Matahati – and has exhibited with both surrealists and visionaries in the USA, Paris, London, Germany , Spain and virtually in Australia at the Sensorium. She is part of Shoji Tanaka’s East - West fantastic art groups: Genso and IFAA
Her designs, poems and paintings have been featured on television, in several books & in numerous articles.