Apertura starts the art season

 

3 days, 45 galleries and 50 artists participates in APERTURA, the official start of the art season in the capital, from 10 to 12 September.

 

 

 

For art lovers and for ARTE_MADRID, the Association of Art Galleries of Madrid, APERTURA is "the great event of contemporary art of Autumn" with over 50 artists from 45 galleries and participation of large institutions like the Museum Reina Sofia, Thyssen Museum and the Fundación Telefónica.

 

 

 

 

In its sixth edition, APERTURA gathers works of masters such as Yves Klein and Josef Albers, with groundbreaking proposals like those of Karen Knorr, Tomas Vu or Rirkrit Tiravanija. But the big bet of the start of the season is undoubtedly the Spanish contemporary art work from the emerging scene to the more consolidated. So, names like Santiago Ydañez, Santiago Giralda or Yann Leto, live on this days with Gordillo or Pablo Picasso.

 

 

 

These days, the galleries have special schedules, as well as guided tours, meetings with artists and collectors, performances... turning the city into a large museum with all contemporary art disciplines: painting, photography, sculpture... APERTURA has two objectives: to bring the public to contemporary creation and to be a meeting point for the sector.

 

 

 

GALLERIES AND ARTISTS

Álvaro Alcázar (PETER KRAUSKOPF) / Arnés & Röpke (ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC) / Astarté (OLALLA GÓMEZ) / Bacelos (MANUEL EIRÍS) / Bat – Alberto Cornejo (MARC QUINTANA) / Benveniste Contemporary (EDUARDO STUPÍA) / Blanca Berlín (FLOR GARDUÑO) / Blanca Soto Arte (LUIS QUINTERO) / Cámara Oscura (EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA) / Casado Santapau (ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA) / Cayón (YVES KLEIN) / Elba Benítez (EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA) / Elvira González (SOL LEWITT) / Espacio Valverde (LUIS VASSALLO) / F2 (JOSÉ GUERRERO) / Fernández-Braso SOLEDAD SEVILLA) / Fernando Pradilla (GERMÁN GÓMEZ) / Formatocomodo (SAMUEL LABADIE) / Freijo Gallery (ALAIN ARIASMISSON) / Guillermo de Osma (PABLO PICASSO) / Heinrich Ehrhardt (OTTO ZITKO) / Helga de Alvear ELMGREEN & DRAGSET / Javier López (ALEX KATZ *) / José de la Mano (LUGÁN) / Juana de Aizpuru (PHILIPP FRÖHLICH) / La Caja Negra (MATHIAS GOERITZ) / La New Gallery (SANTIAGO YDÁÑEZ) / Leandro Navarro JUAN CARLOS SAVATER / Maisterravalbuena (ANTONIO BALLESTER MORENO) / Marlborough (LUIS GORDILLO) / Marta Cervera (LEONOR SERRANO RIVAS) / Max Estrella (EUGENIO AMPUDIA) / Michel Soskine, inc. (HORST JANSSEN) / Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (SANTIAGO GIRALDA) / N F Galería (RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA – TOMAS VU) / NoguerasBlanchard (ALAIN BILTEREYST) / Parra & Romero (PALOMA POLO) / Pilar Serra (JOSEF ALBERS) / Ponce + Robles (AGGTELEK) / Rafael Pérez Hernando (SABINE FINKENAUER) / Sabrina Amrani (UBIK) / Slowtrack (KAREN KNORR) / The Goma (ANA SANTOS) / Travesía Cuatro (GONZALO LEBRIJA) / Utopia Parkway (ALBERTO PINA)
 

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.