Coimbra to host Portuguese-created world-leading surrealist art exhibit

in World · 25-10-2018 10:08:00 · 0 Comments

The Portuguese city of Coimbra is to host the world’s largest 21st century surrealist art exhibition – ‘International Surrealism Now’ – which was created by a Portuguese artist and has been teased in one of the most iconic locations on the planet.

The International Surrealism Now exhibition will be on show at Coimbra’s Casa da Cultura & Chiado Museum, from next month.
It will feature works of art by 112 of the world’s leading surrealism artists from 48 countries.
This groundbreaking project is presented by Santiago Ribeiro, an acclaimed Portuguese surrealist painter, dedicated to promoting Surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions presented over the last eight years in various parts of the world, including Berlin, Moscow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Paris, Florence, Granada, Barcelona, Lisbon, Belgrade, Monte Negro, Romania, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil.

Santiago conceived the International Surrealism Now movement in 2010, in Coimbra, with a major exhibit organised by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation.
In an attempt to take art to the people en masse – and promote the largest group exhibit of surrealist art this year – Santiago Ribeiro is teasing the public with flash images of his work in the most famous intersection in the world, the iconic Times Square, in New York.
The pieces are part of the exhibition that will open at the Coimbra Casa de Cultura and Chiado Museum on 17 November.
Ribeiro says: “As always I´m doing something different and the idea to exhibit in Times Square in New York shows how the mass media is our modern means to show our art”.
Billed as the largest world exhibition of contemporary Surrealism art in Europe, the exhibit includes paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs and sculpture.



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