4th edition and a new succes for the fRIEZE NY ART FAIR

Randall's Island Park in Manhattan (NY) has recalled the attention and looks of the great collectors, dealers and art lovers around the world in the fourth edition of the Frieze Art Fair.

 
From 14 to 17 May, the huge marquee feature FRIEZE brought together more than 180 contemporary art galleries worldwide including the Spanish participated Elba Benítez (Madrid), Espaivisor (Valencia) and Four Crossing (Madrid / Guadalajara-Mexico).
 
NY FRIEZE has galleries with an eye to the future of art, a dynamic and emerging art embodied in more than 1,000 international artists in addition to the Frieze Projects program, devoted to proposals designed especially for the show, and Frieze Talks, the program panel discussions and lectures at the fair.
 
The fair, twinned with Frieze London, also includes Frame section dedicated to presenting emerging artists in solo galleries. Frieze is also one of the few fairs that focus on contemporary art and living artists, gallery owners consider something very interesting to revalue its products, as Jeff Burch, the director of the New York gallery PACE explains.
 
"We come here because it is one of the few fairs that teach young art, sold for $ 10,000, and yet very established artists, who could sell their pieces for $ 5 million," said Burch.
 
 
The contemporary approach to FRIEZE out in proposals such as the Spanish gallery Crossing Four and original flower vases designed in two dimensions by Mexican Milena Muzquiz that relies on direct action with the audience you are invited to buy flowers as if a florist is involved.
 
The big news which includes the 2015 edition of the fair is the introduction of "Spotlight", a new section for solo presentations of art of the twentieth century, under the leadership of Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa, mimics one of the most applauded his efforts same name on the other side of the Atlantic.
 

 

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.