INTERNATIONAL SURREALISM NOW will be presented at the Palace of Ega, a medieval building erected on the ruins of the ancient Castle of Ega built in the twelfth century. The Castle was built by the Templars over a Moorish fortress conquered by D. Afonso Henriques. Turning to the Order of Christ in the fourteenth century, underwent restoration work in 1508. There are still Manueline doors and windows and some Roman stones from an ancient Roman fort that existed on the site. The Palace was recently restored to Manor House by architect Miguel Brito Correia, Classified as a building of Public Interest, it is located on a property with about 20 000 m2, surrounded by secular trees, in Condeixa-a-Nova, in central Portugal.
LUSO-AMERICAN Surrealism of the 21st Century was the latest exhibition and the continuation of others from the project “International Surrealism Now” with the participation of Santiago Ribeiro, Victor Lages, Paula Rosa, Francisco Urbano and American artists, highlighting Shahla Rosa, who co-organize the exhibition held at LuminArte Gallery in Dallas, U.S.A. In the exhibition International Surrealism Now, has participated a group of artists from the Russian Federation (Edgar Invoker, Maria Aristova, Oleg Korolev, Sergey Tyukanov, Yuri Tsvetaev and the Russian-American Anna Plavinskaya). To them, has joined Otto Rapp, from Austria, with his Visionary Art Project. This artistic project was presented in Spain through Yamal Din; in Paris with the support of Bissaya Barreto Foundation, GAPP – Galeria de Arte Portugal Presente and Liba WS; in Berlin, organized by Santiago Ribeiro. The project started in Coimbra, with the support of Bissaya Barreto Foundation and was held at Conímbriga Monographic Museum and also in Lisbon, Setúbal, Ericeira and Amadora (organized by Victor Lages).
The surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro is the creator of the International Surrealism Now and its major driving force around the world, via the Internet and a variety of social networks. The International Surrealism Now exhibition at the Palace of Ega, in Condeixa-a-Nova, is supported by the United Photo Press and organized by the Municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova, through the Municipal Library, and by Santiago Ribeiro. In the exhibition participate artists from 30 countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Spain, USA, Philippines, France, Indonesia, England, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Participating artists: Ana Neamu, Anna Plavinskaya, Andrew Baines, Brigid Marlin, Daila Lupo, Dan Neamu, Daniel Hanequand, Daniele Gori, Edgar Invoker, Egill Eibsen, Erik Heyninck, Farhad Jafari, France Garrido, Francisco Urbano, Gromyko Semper, Héctor Pineda, Hugues Gillet, Isabel Meyrelles, Keith Wigdor, Leo Plaw, Liba WS, Lubomír Štícha, Ludgero Rolo, Lv Shang, Maciej Hoffman, Magi Calhoun, Maria Aristova, Martina Hoffman, Mehriban Efendi, Naiker Roman, Nazareno Stanislau, Octavian Florescu, Oleg korolev, Olga Spiegel, Otto Rapp, Paula Rosa, Pedro Diaz Cartes, Rudolf Boelee, Santiago Ribeiro, Sergey Tyukanov, Shahla Rosa, Shoji Tanaka, Shan Zhulan, Sio Shisio, Slavko Krunic, Sônia Mena Barreto, Steve Smith, Svetlana Kislyachenko, Ton Haring, Victor Lages, Vu Huyen Thuong, Yamal Din, Yuri Tsvetaev e Zoran Velimanovic.
Exhibition Title: International Surrealism Now at the Medieval Palace of Ega Data: June 21, 2014
Vernissage: 7 pm Local: Palace of Ega (Condeixa-a-Nova, Coimbra, Portugal) GPS: 40° 5’ 41.38’’ – 8° 32’ 13.37’’
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