Art Madrid 15 tenth anniversary of the Contemporary Art Fair

Art Madrid celebrates 10 years sharing the best of contemporary and emerging art with professionals and all the public. Art Madrid'15 will be held from February 25 to March 1, 2015, in the Gallery Glass of CentroCentro Cibeles to transform, once again, the heart of Madrid in a cultural and artistic hotbed during Madrid Arts Week.

Nowadays, bring up any kind of cultural project is a real challenge, so celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Contemporary Art Fair Art Madrid is more than a joy, is the confirmation that something is being done right. 
 
Art Madrid'15 starts its preparations with more enthusiasm than ever, with the energy from the success of the last edition of the show - in which we premiered team and headquarters, and in which we gathered about 20,000 people in the Galería de Cristal of CentroCentro Cibeles - and with an eye put on the future to get that our February edition has more and better galleries and more and better proposals to respond to a public increasingly critic and sensitive to the art world.

Art Madrid'15 Art will feature about 50 national and international galleries working with painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video art of the twentieth century onwards and they will be involved in two different programs: the General Program, designed to national and international galleries national specialized in contemporary and emerging art, not to mention some references to the historical avant-garde; and ONE Project program, a curated selection for the promotion of unpublished, multidisciplinary and specific projects.

We want an Art Madrid as a realistic, dynamic, handy and cozy fair to galleries, to their clients, collectors and art lovers; and a fair that gives to the public all about contemporary art, from different perspectives. To do this, we will have an activities program that will include exhibitions, workshops, performances, panel discussions and workshops for children, among other proposed activities.
 
Art Madrid'15 bet again for teamwork and collaboration with various institutions and cultural agents of our city, as they were Casa de America, OxfamIntermon or Korea Cultural House last year... In this ocasion, we will create links and synergies to make the tenth anniversary of the fair something unforgettable. 
 
Come and celebrate with us: share art, share culture.
 

 

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.