MARTE contemporary art fair in Castellón

 

 

"Technology and design, art collecting, innovation and music", the words of the directors explain what about the 2nd edition of the Contemporary Art Fair of Castellon, MARTE, an event that opens the art fairs season in September and, with free access and Free, wants to bring its proposals to all audiences, "advise and educate in arts always under the premise of making culture", according to Enrique Bocángelus and Joan Feliu, the fair's managers.

 

 

 

 

September 2015 edition is called "Vibra Marte" and counts on Galería Siboney, Arteaga, Arteaunclick, Aula Nómada, Biarritzkitsch, BoHO, Cavecanem, (Es)positivo, Grundkreuz, InspirArte, Lamosa Lab, Latamuda, Marte: Artistas marcianos de este mundo, MIAU, Naranjas con arte, Noca Paper, Ofegabous, Otra Cosa, Railowsky, Shiras, Serendipia, Galería Silvestre. The painter Jose Luis Serzo is the guest artist on Marte This Year.

 

 

 

MARTE is developed in a variated artistic program That Occupies several spaces of the capital city of La Plana. The Palau de la Festa is the main exhibition venue, called Base Space, which will host the overall program of Exhibitors and the program Marte Collector. The Space Base has two main Objectives: to present new prestigious galleries That offer to the city a new look at artistic creation, and offer a line of interaction between gallery owners and collectors.

 

Around it, will orbit the Social Space, curated by Inés Bermejo and dedicated to installations, performances and interventions; Curiosity Space with international video art programming; The Future Now, a festival of music and avant-garde art, with advanced music and "new media art" accompanied by international interventions; the Laboratory Space, in which will be held workshops, conferences and round tables open to everyone; the Orbital Space, Which will host Exhibitors, Institutions and publishers specialized in contemporary art.
 

 

 

 

 

To promote contemporary art collecting, MARTE presents the Collector program, led by Nacho Thomas, six spaces With works by artists from Comunidad Valenciana and sponsored by companies in the region.

 

"We want to spread the foundation for a new attitude Toward That art that can inspire a new way of looking at life and society. We want to interact. We want to transfer culture. We want to Develop the imagination. We raise our voices to express ourselves as Consumers and as creators of culture. And we have fun". With This statement, in a few days, the Martians will land.
 

 


 

 

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.