100 kubik Gallery from Cologne in Art Madrid?16

 

 

Obra de Hector Garrido.

 


Carmen González-Borràs, director of the gallery 100 kubik - Raun für spanische Kunst in Cologne gets a great succes with the opening of the only gallery dedicated exclusively to Spanish and Latin American art in Germany.

 

 

 

Obra de Waldo Balart.

 

 

Founded in 2007 (Brüsseler Str., 59), moves in October 2012 to its present location in the center of Cologne, near the Cathedral. Their goal is to draw an access bridge between the Spanish and German art public and works with historical avant-garde artists from the 60s to young artists on the contemporary scene.
 

 

 

 

Obra de Enrique Asensi.

 

 

The gallery supports the work of artists like Carlos Albert, Arcadio Blasco, Victor Dolz, Mauro Fariñas, Alberto Hernandez, Matías Krahn, Alvaro Martinez, Joanpere Massana, Peyrotau & Sediles, Isabel Stems and Dino Valls. Both emerging names and consolidated with those who organize 6-8 exhibitions annually.
 
 
 
 
100 kubik is present in many international fairs and is a member of the Association of German Galleries. Its director is, since 2003, Member of the International Association of Art Critics AICA.

 

 

Obra de Hector Garrido.

 

 

 

The artists proposed by 100 kubik to Art Madrid'16 are Enrique Asensi, Waldo Balart, Cristina Ghetti, Hector Garrido, Eusebio Sempere and Olga Simon.

 

 

Obra de Cristina Ghetty.

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.