CALLE urban art festival in Lavapies

 

 

Live art, street art, community art, art for neighborhood, art in the neighborhood and BY the neighborhood, the festival C.A.L.L.E. It is three years dressing with art comercial facades, windows and exterior spaces of dozens of commercial premises in the Madrid neighborhood of Lavapies, ephemeral works that can be enjoyed giving a good walk through its streets until 5 June.

 

 

 

 

The initiative came from the Merchants Association of Lavapies to promote artistic creation in the neighborhood of an open and participatory manner and to contribute to your enjoyment in a closer way.

 

 

In this third edition of C.A.L.L.E. you can enjoy 60 artistic proposals that include mural painting, illustration, photography ... installation Participating artists are: Akesi Martinez | Alba & Anabel | Alejandro Ontiveros | Alicia Diaz | Alva Moca | Angela Moreno | Angulo | Brochka | Cali | Seaweed in the Soup Collective | Collective FIC (Flipin in Colours) | Concrete Streetart | Cova Ríos | Cuadal Street | Diana Coca | Dr. Anchovy | Dr Homes | Elia Nuñez Barez | Eltono | Enllama | Fabiola Correas | Collective HO | James Jorgensen | Jau Beibe | Krafcala | The Guilda 13 | The inverted wheel | Laura Palmer | Llo | Lowy | Marcos5an7uan | mesh_mescalito | MissGrandson | Limited muses | negativefeeling | Nekros | Nicolas Amazarray Bey | Noelinho | Nsn997 | Palau | Pedro Sega | poetika | Please | I witness | Rafa Bertone | Ramón Amorós | RBN | Ruben Streets | sero | Solanas - Diaz | Sonia de Viana | Mr. Mu | sue975 | supernode | Weaving spider | Tricroico | Ubuntu | Virginia Calvo | Will Yakome | ze Carrión
 

 

 

 

Among the proposals, we highlight the Eltono in La Playa de Lavapies. The graffiti artist, who worked in Madrid for a decade and now lives in France, use public space as support, study and inspiration and has a deep knowledge of the rhythms, changes and the nature of the street.

 

 

 

 

 

Another interesting proposal is the Collective Algas en la Sopa for Taberna Alabanda. They have reinterpreted the meaning of Tibetan flags with cyanotype, which originally hung so that the wind purify the wishes illustrated in them. "Materializes in blue, the ocean, which unites the different continents, the sky, under which all coexist. On canvas, plants and objects that convey the essence of the neighborhood and as a talisman to bring good wishes to the people of the future of Lavapies " they explain in the web site of C.A.L.L.E.

 

 

 

 

We can also see BOXMAN, creation of collective HO for the Tobacconist of Lavapies. A cardboard creature born from the very seriality of mass and impersonal production systems and is designed to repetitively be constructed from an everyday such as cardboard boxes object. His spirit seeks to give a different point of this material and its meaning.

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.