ArtLima Art Fair 2016

 

 

From 21 to April 2, Lima becomes one of the powerhouses of Latin American contemporary art with ArtLima fair, international art fair and undisputed platform of artists who, as ArtBo (Colombia), arteBA (Argentina) or Cha.ACO (Mexico) serves to promote and publicize the main figures of contemporary and emerging regional art to collectors around the world.

 
 

 

ArtLima, The International Art Fair of Lima, is an attractive platform that involves a careful selection of national and foreign galleries and is complete with a schedule full of activities and presence of curators and cultural agents most interesting. Thus, it has positioned itself as the most important business platform of the Peruvian cultural industry -in the framework of the visual arts-, promoting access to art and culture, which otherwise would be impossible to achieve.

 

     

 

This year, the Spanish presence in ArtLima is bigger with the participation of 14 galleries: seven of them are in the curated secction CAPMadrid-City Art Projects, which will reveal the artistic creation of Madrid - Camera Oscura (Madrid) Moses Perez de Albeniz (Madrid), Pilar Serra (Madrid), NF Gallery (Madrid), Ponce + Robles (Madrid), Twin Gallery (Madrid) and Rosa Santos (Valencia) - and the other seven involve on the Main Section - Casado Santapau (Madrid), Espacio Valverde (Madrid), Gallery Xavier Fiol (Palma de Mallorca), MadridXFProyectos (Madrid), Fernando Pradilla (Madrid) and ATM Gallery (Gijon) - and the Pioneers Section - Espacio Mínimo (Madrid) -.

 

 

The art fair organizes, as every year, activities and actions that promote and activate the acquisition of works of art in various sectors of the public and thus present: First Choice program and Matching Funds program. In parallel, ArtLima raises its cultural and educational program in collaboration with renowned international cultural agents, museums, galleries, public spaces, artist studios ... In its VIP PROGRAM, aware of the attractiveness of the city of Lima, "City of cultures" mixing of Pre-Columbian, colonial, republican, modern and contemporary, the ArtLima fair offers an exclusive program for foreign visitors and collectors based on its rich cultural and culinary offerings, not to mention personalized business advice and proposals to present at the fair.

 

 

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.