Official Promo image for ‘International Surrealism Now’ from their Facebook (Edited), December 13, 2017 - international surrealism now.org/Facebook
CAIRO – 13 December 2017: Egypt is one of four African countries that have been chosen to partake in the ‘International Surrealism Now’ exhibition in Portugal, opening on December 23 until January 5, 2018.
Egypt will be represented by Olesya Novik, a Ukrainian/Egyptian artist. The other African countries participating are Nigeria, Algeria and Morocco. The exhibition is the biggest Surrealist showcase of the 21st century, bringing together the works of over 100 artists worldwide across 48 countries. Artwork of all kinds, such as drawings, photographs, sculptures and more will be displayed in the exhibit, with public monuments across Portugal as well.
Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro is the mastermind of the event, which he started back in 2010. According to a press release statement reported by Ahram Online, Ribeiro was happy to feature works from Africa.
“Africa has strong cultural influences and a role to play on the international scene 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,” he stated.
The exhibition will be held in the Multimedia POROS Museum in Condeixa village, Portugal.