Friday 1 March 2019

Jesuys Crystiano at the Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva in Lisboa.


Jesuys Crystiano in the exhibition "Lusofolia. Insane Beauty", curated by Antonio Saint Silvestreat at Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva in Lisboa.

Jesuys Crystiano is shown in the exhibition "Lusofolia. Insane Beauty", curated by António Saint Sivestre at at Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva in Lisboa, opening on the 21st of March. With works from the Treger Saint Silvestre art collection the exhibition is organized in partnership with the Centro de Arte Oliva in São João da Madeira.


“Art Brut”, the last artistic discovery of the 21st century, is the fad of biennials, museums and international art fairs, but it is yet to become popular in our country.

Portuguese “Art Brut” authors still live in “terra incognita”, apart from Jaime Fernandes, and for that reason we have decided to assemble about twenty “Brut” artists from the Portuguese-speaking world, bringing Portugal, Brazil and Angola together, and introducing them collectively for the first time.

The starting point will be Jaime Fernandes (1900-1969), the Portuguese artist from Covilhã who was committed to Miguel Bombarda Hospital, where he created his work, which is part of all international “Art Brut” collections.

Unfortunately, few pieces by this artist are left in Portugal, some in the Gulbenkian Foundation collections, others in our own collection, and some pieces still in in the hands of private collectors.

We will also introduce works by Portuguese artists Manuel Bonifácio, who lives in London, siblings Manuel and Ana Carrondo, Jaime Fernandes, Daniel Gonçalves, Ti Guilhermina, Rui lourenço, Carlos Victor Martins, Artur Moreira, José Ribeiro, Serafim Barbosa, Brazilian artists Albino Braz, Jesuys Crystiano, Evaristo Rodrigues, Marilena Pelosi, Camilo Raimundo and José Teófilo Resende, alongside precious drawings by unknown Angolan artists. It is the third time that the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation has the audacity to host exhibitions from Centro de Arte Oliva, Treger/Saint Silvestre Collection, the only museum dedicated to this artistic field in the Iberian Peninsula.

António Saint Silvestre

Read more about TSS Collection and Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva 

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