Arte Santander celebrates its 24th edition

 

 

It seems that the "solo project" format has curdled in the latest editions of ArteSantander and has managed to consolidate and differentiate a fair with great participation. ArteSantander turns 24 and demonstrates that, in a delicate situation, the involvement of the institutions is essential to perpetuate the projects.

 

 

 

In the edition of 2015, the selection committee made up of professionals like Alicia Ventura, Benjamin Weil, Moises Perez de Albeniz and Juan Gonzalez Riancho, have had to decide which of the 90 submitted projects are the best for the 42 stands of ArteSantander. Finally, 39 spanish galleries and 3 from Germany will display their proposals but have received proposals also from Portugal, France and Italy.

 

 

Along with veteran galleries in Santander as Canem, Angeles Baños, Blanca Soto and Rafael Ortiz, they land for the first time young as Galería Alegría, Espacio Valverde, Javier Lopez or La Gran, from Valladolid, and other, as The Twin Gallery, comes for second time. Six spaces are reserved for Cantabrian galleries.

 

 

 

 
 

ArteSantander runs parallel to the art collectors forum organized by the Menendez Pelayo University, Asoc. Of Collectors 9915 and IAC / Institute of Contemporary Art, with the help of the Banco Santander Foundation, which ensures that the visits be rich and specialized.

New this year, led by The Latamuda, is the program Curator's Talk!, a meeting and discussion event with curators about "different conceptions, models and strategies for the artistic practices" and that will serve as a platform of reflection and exchange between the guests and the audience. In an interview format, the participants are: Gema Llamazares with the project "necessary and possible" by the artist Irma Alvarez-Laviada, curated by Nicolas Combarro/ Guillermina Caicoya gallery with 'sun_moon: the logic of perception' of Nicholas Word, curated by Alfredo Aracil / L21 Gallery with 'Brikoexposición' Alvaro Gil, curated by Francesco Gisveri / and Jose de la Fuente with 'mortis causa' by Antonio Diaz Grande. We can listen to all of them on July 28 at 18 at the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Santander where the fair takes place.

 

 

 

Galerías y proyectos ArteSantander 2015:


A del Arte (Zaragoza) Roberto Coromina “Tiza sobre pintura”
Adora Calvo (Salamanca) Fernando Renes
Alegría (Madrid) José Ramón Ais y Raúl Domínguez “Fuera de campo”
Ángeles Baños (Badajoz) Javier Arbizu
Artizar (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) Amparo Sard “Sombras”
Astarté (Madrid) Olalla Gómez “Por.venir”
ATM (Asturias) Kepa Garraza
Blanca Soto (Madrid) Ruth Quirce y Manuel Saro
Cànem (Castellón) Antonio Alcaraz “Espacios industriales. Carbó i acer poética d´una memoria”
Carolina Rojo (Zaragoza) Iñaki Bergera “Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasolined stations”
Cavecanem (Sevilla) Atin Aya “Memoria inmediata”
Collectiva (Alemania) Edith Kollath
Espacio Marzana (Vizcaya) Edu López, “Input”
Espacio Valverde (Madrid) Alfredo Rodríguez “Limbo”
Espai Tactel (Valencia) Ana Barriga y Javier Palacios “Visual storytelling”
Espai Visor (Valencia) Bleda y Rosa, “Campos de batalla. España”, “Campos de batalla. Europa” y “Origen”
Ethall. Dibujo Contemporáneo (Barcelona) Aleksandra Kopff vs Ignacio Sáez Palacios
Gema Llamazares (Asturias) Irma Álvarez-Laviada “Lo necesario y lo posible”
Greusslich Contemporary (Alemania) José Noguero + Vanesa Farfán
Guillermina Caicoya (Asturias) Nicholas Wood “Sun_Moon: la lógica de la percepción”. Comisario: Alfredo Aracil
Javier López (Madrid) Todd James
JM (Málaga) Carlos Miranda y Tete Álvarez
Kir Royal (Madrid) Keke Vilabelba, “Landshapes”
L21 Gallery (Madrid) Álvaro Gil “Brikoexplosión”
La Gran (Valladolid) Marina Nuñez
La New Gallery (Madrid) Simon Arrebola “Itinerancias espirituales”
Mäss (Alemania) Lucía Simón
Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid) Miren Doiz “See attached file”
My name’s Lolita Art (Madrid) Paco Pomet “Un entrenamiento para futuros cuadros”
Paz y Comedias (Valencia) Manuel Blázquez “Albarim”
Rafael Ortiz (Sevilla) Nico Munuera
Rafael Pérez Hernando (Madrid) Joan Hernández Pijuán
Set Espaid’art (Valencia) Juan Olivares “La sostenida fuga de Olivares hacia el espacio”
Sicart (Barcelona) Eulália Valldosera
Twin Gallery (Madrid) Marla Jacarilla, “Anotaciones para una eiségesis”
Yusto-Giner (Málaga) José Luis Puche “Presente de lo ausente”
Espacio Alexandra (Santander) Sonia Higuera
Espiral (Santander) Juan Carlos López Davis
Estela Docal (Santander) Juan Manuel Fernández-Pinedo
Josedelafuente (Santander) Antonio Díaz Grande
Juan Silió (Santander) Cristina del Campo
Siboney (Santander) Fernando Martín Godoy

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.