Estampa International Art Fair in Matadero Madrid

 

 

This edition of the fair is overturned in the reconstruction of Spanish art market and the promotion of private collectors with a commitment to art and creation through the acquisition work. This commitment is reflected, above all, in initiatives such as the Collect Forum, the program of guided tours Led by a collector (with the 9915 Association and the Banco Santander Foundation), the visit to the RAC Collection by Carlos Rosón, the Collection DKV in the ABC Museum, all activities that are part of the program for Collectors, one of the fair's cornerstones.

 

Fotografía de Irene Cruz. En Estampa con Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo.

 

For Estampa 2015, the advisor committee, formed largely by collectors, has selected a total of 70 exhibitors for the General Program:
 
Adora Calvo (Salamanca), Aina Novack / AAC (Madrid), AC Gallery Art & Science (Madrid), ATM Contemporary (Gijon), Alvaro Alcazar (Madrid), Guillermina Caicoya (Oviedo), ArtNueve (Murcia), Astarte (Madrid), Base 9 (Madrid), Bat (Madrid), Espacio Bernal (Madrid), Cave Canem (Sevilla), Canen (Castellón), Cayon (Madrid), Espacio Photo (Madrid), Fonseca Macedo (Azores Islands), Fucking Art (Madrid) Aurora Vigil - Escalera Art Gallery (Gijon), Galeria Alba Cabrera (Valencia), Gema Llamazares (Gijon), Graça Brandao (Lisbon), Invaliden 1 (Berlin), Jose de la Mano (Madrid), Juan Silió (Santander) Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid), Maior (Palma de Mallorca), Marita Segovia (Madrid), MDA (Helsingborg, Sweden), Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), Miguel Marcos (Barcelona), Original Graphic (Madrid) Recent Work (Barcelona), Ogami Press (Madrid), Pelaires (Palma de Mallorca), Photosai Gallery (Madrid), Pilar Serra (Madrid), Rafael Hernando Perez (Madrid), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero), Set Espai d'art ( Valencia), Siboney (Santander), Sicart (Barcelona), Taller del Prado (Madrid), Tasneem Gallery (Barcelona), Twin Gallery (Madrid), Xavier Fiol (Palma de Mallorca) and Yusto / Giner (Marbella).

 

Obra de Elena Fernández Prada. En Estampa con La New Gallery.

 

MAPA program, curated by Guillermo Espinosa, is dedicated to new practices and ways of understanding painting by new generations of artists and it is composed by the galleries: Addaya Centre d'Art Contemporany (Palma de Mallorca), Galería Alegría (Madrid ), Ángeles Baños (Badajoz), Espacio Líquido (Gijon), Espacio Valverde (Madrid), Fran Reus (Palma de Mallorca), Jose de la Fuente (Santander), The Great (Valladolid), La New Gallery (Madrid), Louis 21 (Madrid / Palma de Mallorca) and The Goma (Madrid).

 

 

Juan Uslé.


Peru is the guest country this year, with a selection of Peruvian artists linked to the drawing and curated by Carlo Trivelli.  As guest artist, artist of renown who designs the image of the fair each year, Estampa has chosen Juan Uslé (Santander, 1954), National Arts Award, currently residing in New York and whose work has hanged of prestigious spaces such as the MACBA, the IVAM, the Saatchi Gallery, the Serralves Museum, the Documenta in Kassel, the Ludwig Museum in Vienna, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen or Es Baluard of Palma de Mallorca.

 

Obra de Juan Uslé.

 

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.