Wednesday, September 17, 2014

International Surrealism Now - the video

a video by Steve Smith

A slideshow of the artists exhibiting in the International Surrealism Now exhibitions.

 International Surrealism Now is a project by the surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro, who has dedicated himself to promoting the surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions worldwide.

The “International Surrealism Now” began in 2010 in Coimbra, when Santiago Ribeiro conceived a major exhibition organized by Bissaya Barreto Foundation. an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Monographic Museum in Conímbriga, Portugal.

The show has also been in Paris with the support of GAPP – Art Gallery Portugal Presente and Liba WS, organized once again by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation and Santiago Ribeiro, and in Madrid with the support of Yamal Din. After that it went to Dallas with the support of the american surrealist artist Shahla Rosa.

The exhibition has been presented at the medieval Castle of Paço da Ega, organized by Rede de Bibliotecas and House Mayor of Condeixa-a-Nova and at gallery Vieira Portuesense located in the center of the city of Porto.

At present, the “International Surrealism Now” includes artists from 28 countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Spain, USA, Philippines, France, Holland, Indonesia, England, Iran, Iceland , Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Vietnam.

The exhibition consists of members from Santiago's "International Surrealism Now" and members from several fantastic/visionary groups such as Otto Rapp's Visionary Art Network, Liba Waring Stambollion's Dreams and Divinities, and Brigid Marlin's Society for the Art of the Imagination.


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