Exhibition Pixar in Caixaforum Madrid

If anytime you have had curiosity of knowing which is the creation process hidden behind an animation product, this is you opportunity of knowing if from the inside and let yourself get surprise. Do not get confused, this is not only an exhibition for kids.

 

 Mike y Sullivan en Monsters University

Mike y Sullivan en Monsters University

Many times we don't perceive the hours of work that are behind an animation product. To a certain point we reduce the effort saying: "alright, but this is made by computer", as if this wonderful machines, that have come to revolutionize work and production guidelines, didn't have behind the intellectual support and effort of man throughout the entire creation process. We think that they are not made films like "Fantasy" or "Snow White" of Disney, industriously hand painted. However, and even though the result can lead to error, the animation modern films are clearly debtors of those first ones, prepared almost in a handcrafted way with mime and care. Media have changed, technique has changed, but the work of conception, design and preparation are still loyal to their origins.

Ricky Nierva. Estudio de color para Mike. (Monstruos, S.A., 2001). Rotulador y lápiz sobre fotocopia

The exhibition "Pixar" that comes to CaixaForum Madrid, from the 21th March to the 22th June of 2014, allows us to know from the inside this unknown universe of which many times we only realize the visible result. Pixar has been a pioneer enterprise in digital animation sector, moving ahead in a premature way what seemed to be a transgressive future, first, revolutionary, after, and finally prosperous and promising, that is now recognised as a mark with its own personality and identity.


As a little window opened to the mysteries of digital animation world, the exhibition is a didactic tour about the process of a Pixar film's creation, from the characters's design, mockups's elaboration made of resin or the proofs of the storyboard to check the impact and reception of script. You will be surprised of seeing the quality and variety of previous artworks, made in different plastic techniques, much before that the first digital line has been sketched on a computer. In addition, the exhibition room hides two interesting dark rooms: a zooscope's mockup with Toy Story characters that without any doubt will make you think about the technical functioning of this optic effect, and a projection room of Pixar's first short films, all a delightful for sector lovers.

 
 Bob Pauley. Woody y Buzz (Toy Story, 1995). Reproducción a rotulador y lápiz.

This exhibition for all public does not have any waste, and once you were inside you will discover (as I did) that you have seen many more Pixar's films than you remembered... Do not miss complementary activities, there are interesting chats about cinematographic script or preparation and definition of characters in this kind of films.

 

More information:

Opened from Monday to Sunday: from 10 to 20 h.

http://www.agendacentrosobrasociallacaixa.es/es/caixaforum-madrid/exposiciones-temporales-caixaforum-madrid/pixar

 

 

 

 

 

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.