Billed as the largest world exhibition of contemporary Surrealism art in the world, the International Surrealism Now is a groundbreaking project is presented by Santiago Ribeiro, Portuguese surrealist painter and curator who has been dedicated to promoting the Surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions held in various parts of the world like Berlin, Moscow, and Japan.
With more than 100 artists from 48 countries participating, the exhibit of paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs and sculpture is also expected to be shown, at least in part, at several monuments and public spaces throughout Portugal.
Represented by Olesya Novik (Ukraine/Egypt), Egypt will be one of four African countries to take part in this art exhibition. The other three countries are Morroco, Nigeria, and Algeria.
Following on from this participation, the organisers, including the mentor of the project, Ribeiro, are looking for more active participation from the African continent in this event with a great international appeal.
The Portuguese surrealist painter feels that Africa has strong cultural influences and a role to play on the international scene, he said, “due to the large African presence in Portugal, especially from the five Afro-Portuguese countries, it is only natural that African art is included and showcased in this international art exhibit.”
Also, in an attempt to take art to the people en masse—and promote the largest group exhibit of surrealist art this winter—Ribeiro is teasing the public with flash images of his work in the most famous intersection of the world: Times Square.
The pieces of art from the International Surrealism Now exhibit will be on display at the multimedia POROS Museum in Condeixa-a-Nova from December 23rd until January 5th 2018.