February 29th, 2012 by Leo Plaw Other language versions  

Paris Surrealist Heritage – Bissaya Barreto Foundation

Surrealist Heritage

Artist Santiago Ribeiro the curator of the very successful “Surrealism Now” exhibition in Cumbria, Portugal, in collaboration with  Liba Waring Stambollion have organised a quality exhibition in the heart of Paris at Dorothy’s Gallery, the American Center for the arts. The exhibition brings together artists from diverse countries, such as France, Portugal, Russia, United States, Czech Republic, Vietnam and Latvia.

Surrealism, which was born after the first wold war, is characterized by its opposition to all social conventions, moral and logic. It is a movement immersed in dreams, instinct, desire, rebellion, and the liberty of life. It is also perhaps the movement most tied to imagination, a movement fully alive in the artistic and literary worlds. In Portugal, it is perhaps the link which ties these two worlds together. Prof. Perfecto Cuadrado said so aptly in one of his conferences: “The history of Surrealism, meaning anthologies, studies, catalogues (and exhibits) devoted to the so called International surrealism, needs to be divulged – the price, sometimes, in a simplified fight against other forms of simplification, when it is not against a total silence due to sectarianism, or ignorance whether French, Portuguese or International.” Surrealism through words, painting and sculpture continues, like life to be: insistent, concrete, daily and real. This exhibition in Paris, the birthplace of the movement, is proof that “International Surrealism” is still alive.

Maria Fernanda Pinto
Paris, 06/01/2012

Exhibiting Artists

Andrei Nekrasov, Anne Ethuin, Benjamin Marques, Daniel Hanequand, Evgeny Denisov, Gregory Potosky, Isabel Meyrelles,  Liba Waring Stambollion, Paula Rosa, Santiago Ribeiro, Serge Sunne, Shahla Rosa, Victor Lages, Vu Huyen Thuong, Yuri Shpakovsky And Yuri Tsvetaev.

Surrealist Heritage

Opening: Friday 30th March 2012, 6pm
Duration: 30th March – 15th April 2012

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm –  7pm
Tuesday and Sunday, 4pm – 7pm

Dorothy’s Gallery
American Center for the Arts
27, rue Keller
Paris, 11e

Ph: +33 1 43 57 08 51

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