Art Madrid\'15 new selection committe in its tenth edition.

The Contemporary Art Fair Art Madrid, which will celebrate its tenth edition from February 25 to March 1, 2015, in the Galería de Cristal of CentroCentro Cibeles, premieres its Selection Committee. A select group of professionals from different branches of the world of Art will be responsible for shaping the General Program of Art Madrid’15 art fair, through a rigorous selection process among national and international galleries. 
 
Art Madrid’15 account for the first time with a committee composed of experts in gallerism, curating, art collectors and art fairs consultancy, in order to develop a more diverse and international program. 
 
The Selection Committee, composed by five renowned professionals will analyze the applications in a first meeting scheduled for September 9 at the Fundació Fran Daurel in Montjuic (Barcelona). A few days later, they will announce the definitive list of the participating galleries, about 50 in the next edition of the fair. 
 
Members of the Selection Comittee of Art Madrid’15
Mr. Ángel Samblancat / Ms. Silvia Lindner / Mr. Javier López Vélez
Mr. Ricardo Tenreiro da Cruz / Mr. Carlos Delgado Mayordomo
 
Mr. ÁNGEL SAMBLANCAT
 
Director of Editorial and Polígrafa Graphic&Print Art Gallery (Barcelona) for 40 years and member of the Direction Bureau in Joan Prats Art Gallery Barcelona) since its founding. Jury Member for the Triennial of Graphic Art in Grenchen (Switzerland) and a member of the Selection Committee for international Contemporary Art Fairs as Art Chicago (Illinois), Art Miami (Florida), Art Los Angeles (California), ARCO (Madrid ), Art Cologne (Germany), Art Basel (Switzerland), ArtBo - Bogota (Colombia) and Art Basel / Miami Beach (Florida). 
 
Ms. SILVIA LINDNER
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and, since 2007, Director of the Museo Würth La Rioja. Between 1997 and 2007, Technical and Coordinator in the Department of Conservation in Guggenheim Museum Bilbao she worked also for private companies as AENA Foundation, Horizón Project II (EEC and Cantabria Regional Council). She has participated as a speaker at various seminars and roundtables, and has served on juries of international significance as the Velázquez Prize (2010). 
 
Mr. JAVIER LÓPEZ VÉLEZ
 
Since 1994, he is the artistic director of 3 Punts Art Gallery, based in Barcelona and Berlin. Expert in Technical Drawing Projects and with studies in Sociology, he has been independent curator in various institutional exhibitions in 
Barcelona, Hospitalet and Andorra. Under his direction, the gallery organizes seven to eight individual exhibitions per year, with a clear evolution towards new artistic languages and where the work of curating and selecting art-works and artists is impeccable. As a gallery owner, participates in art fairs and events inside and outside our borders for nearly two decades. 
 
Mr. RICARDO TENREIRO DA CRUZ
 
Director of ArtLounge Art Gallery in Lisbon (Portugal). While he was in London, at an International Business school, he discovered the taste for painting and the power of art as a key factor in the increase of culture of the cities. Since 
these days, he is usual visitor in galleries and art fairs in order to find new artists that are worth bringing to Portugal. Nowadays, he is member of the Chamber of Commerce of Portugal- Singapore and he develops commercial and artistic relations between these countries.
 
Mr. CARLOS DELGADO MAYORDOMO
 
BA in Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Coordinator of exhibition projects of the International Fund for the Arts Foundation / FiArt, responsible for exhibitions in Culture Department of the City of Las Rozas (Madrid). Writer in Xtrart, on-line art magazine and professor of Contemporary art and Culture in Aularte. Since 2008, he is freelance curator for museums and institutions in Spain and Latin America. Has developed, among others, Ciria’s exhibition “Rare paintings” (2008), “Agustí Centelles: Case report” (2009), “Synergies. Contemporary Latin American art in Spain”, “Storymakers” (2013) and “David Trullo. Fauxtographies” (2013). Curator of the ONE PROJECT program in Art Madrid.

 

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.