Art Photo Bcn holds its third edition

 

 

Bring the public to the emerging picture to turn on the art circuit including new talents and creative values ??in the art scene, to strengthen the work of galleries specializing in photography ... With these objectives starts the third edition of the fair and festival of photography Art Photo Barcelona held from 27 to 29 May 2016 at the Hotel chic & basic Ramblas.

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn has been created and developed by Isabel Lazaro art historian, curator and gallerist with Paolo Maistri, artistic promoter previously responsible for projects such as the Design Miami fair in Basel and Miami. They have created an exhibition platform for new photographers in a relaxed atmosphere in which the creators have the opportunity to explain their project to the "visionadores" (university professors, established artists, gallery owners, cultural managers and curators, museum directors and Foundations) and the selection committee, and receive important feed back. In this edition, the committee is formed by Gonzalo Golpe (independent editor), Moritz Neumüller (independent curator), Semíramis González (independent curator), Simona Rota (Photographer), Gerard Calderón (artist and cultural manager), Paolo Maistri (Art Photo Bcn), Isabel Lazaro (Art Photo Bcn), Stefano Marchei (Art Photo BCN) and Ariadna Serra (designer).

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors
Eva Díez - Renacer
Arte a un click, Irene Cruz, Leila Amat and David Catá
Noorforart Gallery (Aix en Provence) Johann Fournier, Caroline Leite, Laetitia Lesaffre
Jonathan Kugel (London) Anthony Valon, Vianney Le Caer, Darwin Sinke Van Tongeren
Zero Gallery (Oosterhout, Netherlands) Eny Lopez.
The Catascopio (Barcelona) Javier Hirschfeld, Mário Macilau, Victor Omar Diop
Fifty Dots (Barcelona) Lídia Vives, Xose Casal, Dani Garcia Saraiba
Zero (Madrid) Miguel Angel Rego Gallery
Art Deal project (Barcelona) Patricio Cassinoni

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn also offers a program of activitieswith the Workshop Local regeneration through photography with Cecilio Puertas, the conference "A path" project by the photographer Eva Díez, WOMEN LOOKING WOMEN project by Mila Abadía, workshop about the creative photography with Irene Cruz and Leila Amat , the conference TWO EYES AND A DESTINATION with Miguel Trillo and the roundtable "Teaching ways of looking", visions of contemporary photography with Carmen Dalmau (EFTI), Pedro Vicente (ELISAVA), Camila Maffei and Eugeni Gay Marin (the Observatory) and Arianna Rinaldo as moderator.

 


 

If visual arts arouse emotions in the viewer, and also gastronomy, at its finest, can cause a similar effect, the relationship between both "disciplines" is more than demonstrated.

Cheese is a fundamental piece in gastronomy, its diversity allows it to be part of gastronomy different moments, from starters to desserts, and that is why Art Madrid includes it in this year’s edition of the Fair from an ambitious place. Cheese is given this way a closest view to the creation of a work of art, both from the point of view of the time spent in its execution process and the almost personalized study dedicated to each piece during its elaboration.

Like a plastic artist, the Cheese Master Affineur executes a series of actions making each piece an exclusive and individualized element. This is what Madrid cheese factory QAVA de Quesos and its Master Afinador José Luis Martín achieve.

QAVA & MARTÍN AFINADOR is a new store concept: a unique space designed to taste, learn, promote and buy cheese in Madrid, in the heart of Retiro district."

José Luis Martín is a key piece in the QAVA cheese factory. He has been working in the cheese world for more than 30 years, providing training throughout the world, visiting cheese shops, consulting and advising on the design and implementation of one of the most emblematic cheese shops in Spain. The fact of knowing the producers personally, and even advising them on the manufacture and design of their products, allows him to select specific batches, at different stages of maturation, to complete the cheese ripening and then convert each piece into a unique product, different and with its own distinct character, the signature of the Cheese Master.

In the profile of the Master Martín Afinador experience and pure knowledge merge. Martín Afinador is an advisor and consultant for artisanal cheese factories and product design, and for the best-specialised stores in the country, director of Gourmetquesos, director and coordinator of the Championship of the Best Cheeses in Spain during nine editions, technical director and jury in national and international cheese competitions and tastings, collaborator of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Academy of Spanish Gastronomy, director and coordinator of the cheese section of the Repsol Guide to the Best Foods in Spain and trainer for hospitality schools and food centres teaching, among other activities.

Cheese ripening is a complex process that requires time and dedication, in addition to a developed use of the senses. The Cheese Master Affineur, as a specialist in the field, works in all cheese stages (varied and complex), controls all stages of raw material transformation, supervises the evolution and development of cheeses according to the characteristics of each one of them, verifies the quality and the state when the cheeses arrive at their cellars, checks their care and conservation, and; finally, he controls its packaging and the type of wrapping suitable for its best preservation.

In Qava de Quesos they have two Cheese Refining Cellars. In these "tuning caves" or refrigerated chambers designed in constant conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation, "we take great care of the cheeses until they reach their optimum point of consumption". The work of refining involves placing the cheeses on wooden shelves, turning them over daily and/or washing them frequently, brushing them periodically, as well as other regular handlings.

Among the services offered by Qava de Quesos, we can find specific courses and workshops, events for groups and companies, and advice on shop design and ripening rooms.