DI_FOOD Spanish Design for Food

 

 

Gastronomy and design can be enjoyed at the Central Design / DIMAD Matadero Madrid thanks to DI_FOOD proposals, an initiative of the Madrid Designers Association to explore all possible interactions between these two disciplines.Search dining experiences, share them with the public, create new relationships between artists, designers, chefs and food...

 

DI_FOOD promotes synergies between gastronomy and design, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions with designers as Luis Úrculo or Marre Moerel and chefs as Sacha Hormaechea responsible for the kitchens of Sacha, to generate, for example, Tapas As Haikus or Foodigamis with Japanese cook Yoka Kamada and Origlam origami teacher.

 

 

Now, until July 19, within the framework of DI_FOOD, you can taste the TAPAS exhibition, curated by Juli Capella, which you can see some of the great icons of Spanish design linked to gastronomy. A tour divided into 4 areas: Kitchen, Table, Food and Wine, which shows how design, tradition, cuisine, science, art, art and innovation have helped solve many issues related to food.

 

Botijo La Siesta de Héctor Serrano y La Mediterránea.

 

The exhibition highlights how the Spanish culture has made inventions and ingenious solutions throughout its history, and also artistic and functional solutions that have become showpieces and subject of analysis. The pieces range from the smallest object as dishes, furniture and interior decoration of restaurants, up to the architecture with unique examples as the Spanish wineries. Not forgetting biggest names in Spanish cuisine whose techniques have revolutionized the world of gastronomy and have encouraged the design of new tools and utensils.

 

 

Tabla para cortar pan de Curro Claret.

 

And they do not stop, because in September will present "Big Food / Grrrreat market", a gastronomic three-day event with the most innovative ideas that arise when attaching great gastronomy with great design. A full sample of experimentation, imagination and talent at the service of taste.

 

 

Vajilla Food on The Table de Marre Moerel.

 

 

 

 

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.