Art Marbella first edition in the very summer

Art Marbella listed as "the first major art fair in the Mediterranean" and will involve 50 leading international galleries in addition to the sections dedicated to specific projects by guest artists, a VIP program for collectors and a space for research and education run by international curators.
Marbella, this summer, is a "hot spot" for art lovers, "one of the most important cities in the European summer and attracts many visitors with high purchasing power in Europe as well as Russia and the Middle East," explains his promoter Alejandro Zaia. "It's a great opportunity to establish an international fair of the highest level of quality aimed at this audience. We can help expand the frontiers of collectors, introducing new players and creating an environment in which artists, curators, gallery owners and collectors can communicate and share information on the latest trends in art, and with the work of the best artists exposed, "adds .
 
Zaia was co-founder of the fairs Pinta New York (2007) and Pinta London (2010), director of Mundus Novus collection dedicated to contemporary Latin American art, and member of the committee of international consultants Museum of Latin American Art of Los Angeles ( MOLAA) and the Art Museum for Private Collectors. Zaia is a recognized expert in communication and marketing. His idea is to "give the public a selection of art of exceptional quality, where the most innovative proposals coexist with great works of historical vanguards of the twentieth century."
Beside him, a committee of curators with big names in contemporary art as Omar Lopez-Chahoud, director of the Miami fair UNTITLED; Neri Torcello, in charge of the Masters section; and Maria Chiara Valacchi, director of Spazio Cabinet Foundation in Milan, in charge of special projects and Bruno Leitão, in charge of curating the Finistrella section. Its aim is to develop a contemporary art fair with some references to more established artists, giving meaning and context to young artists.
 
The fair is held at the Palace of Fairs, Exhibitions and Congresses of Marbella and it has a special guest: the actor and artista Jordi Molla.
 
 
List of participants:
 
Adhoc - Vigo, Spain
Alarcon Criado - Sevilla, Spain
Alimentacion 30 + Lounge - Madrid, Spain
APGallery - Madrid, Spain
Area 72 / Point - Valencia, Spain
Art Nine - Murcia, Spain
Bacelos - Vigo, Spain
Baro Gallery - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carlos Carvalho - Lisbon, Portugal
Carreras Mugica - Bilbao, Spain
Daniel Cardani - Madrid, Spain
Elephant Kunsthall - Lillehammer, Norway
Minimum space - Madrid, Spain
F2 Gallery - Madrid, Spain
Fernando Pradilla - Madrid, Spain
Filomena Soares - Lisbon, Portugal
FL Gallery - Milan, Italy
Galeria de las Misiones - Montevideo, Uruguay
Galeria El Museo - Bogota, Colombia
Gallery Pelaires - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Gema Llamazares - Gijon, Spain
L21 Gallery - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mark Hachem - Paris, France
Max Estrella - Madrid, Spain
Michel Mejuto - Bilbao, Spain
Narrative Projects - London, United Kingdom
Odalys Madrid - Spain Caracas, Venezuela
Operate Scelte - Turin, Italy
Red Penguin - San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
Rodrigo Juarranz - Aranda de Duero, Spain
Rosa Santos - Valencia, Spain
Saro León - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
September Espai D'Art - Valencia, Spain
STOA Gallery - Estepona, Spain
Twin Gallery - Madrid, Spain
Yusto / Giner - Marbella, Spain

 

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.