Kaplanon galleries (Greece) in Art Madrid?16

 

Obra de Achilleas Pistonis

 

 

The art gallery "Kaplanon 5" was founded in 2007, and was the first exhibition space of the Cultural Organization "kaplanon.art". The main objective of this organization is to promote the work of contemporary artists recognized Greek and foreign.

 

 

 

Obra de Dimitris Anastasiou

 

 

Nikoleta Vlassiotou-Papadaki, the main director, has focused on pluralism and diversity both issues and media although the sculpture has a special place in its annual program, and is distinguished by the varied and original selection of works and artists. Equally important is the promotion and dissemination of the work of young artists.

 

 

The organization has developed the "Summer of youth," a group exhibition every June is organized and where works of emerging artists are presented. Thanks to this exhibition, artists have the opportunity to come into contact with collectors and art enthusiasts. In parallel, the organization supports and promotes all activities of cultural interest. 

 

 

 

 

 

Obra de Hector Papadakis

 

 

 

In February 2014 the second exhibition space "kaplanon.art" Art Gallery "Ena" in the passage Valaoritou 9c 'was inaugurated.

 

 

For Art Madrid'16 Kaplanon has selected work by the following artists Dimitris Anastasiou, Georgia Fambris, Hector Papadakis, Katerina Petroula-Iraola, Achilleas Pistonis, Thanasis Rahoutis and Katerina Chadoulou.

 

 

 

Obra de Thanasis Rahoutis

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.