Summa 2014 contemporary art fair in Matadero Madrid

The second edition of SUMMA contemporary art fair to be held from 18 to 21 October bet both internationalization and Spanish art. 75 galleries outside and within our borders will meet for four days in space MATADERO Madrid. The participating galleries will present works of young artists and a selection of works by established artists. 
 
SUMMA 2014 will feature a comprehensive program that integrates two curated programs in Nave 16, where also will be an architectural intervention by the architects Nieto & Sobejano; UP section for galleries with less than five years of experience and MadridFoto section dedicated exclusively to the photographic medium. 
 

Nelo Vinuesa. Relax. Galeria Espai Tactel.

 

Of the 75 exhibitors from SUMMA, 38 are Spanish: adhoc gallery (Vigo), Area72 (Valencia), Aural (Alicante), Minimum Space (Madrid), etHALL (Barcelona), Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Freijo Gallery (Madrid), Astarte Gallery (Madrid), Galería Elba Benítez (Madrid), Javier Lopez Gallery (Madrid), Juana Aizpuru Gallery (Madrid), Galería Marta Cervera (Madrid), Oliva Arauna Gallery (Madrid), SENDA Gallery (Barcelona), Guillermina Caicoya (Oviedo), Javier Silva (Valladolid), Max Estrella (Madrid), My Name's Lolita Art (Madrid), POINT (Valencia), ADDAYA Centre of Contemporary Art (Alaro, Mallorca), angel Barcelona (Barcelona), ATM Contemporary- altamira gallery (Gijón), Endless House (Madrid), CHLOROPHYLL DIGITAL (Madrid), Espai Tactel (Valencia), F2 Gallery (Madrid), Adora Calvo Gallery (Salamanca), Galeria Joan Prats (Barcelona), Luis Adelantado Gallery (Valencia ), Odalys Gallery (Madrid-Venezuela), Rafael Ortiz Gallery (Sevilla), Gallery Yusto / Giner (Marbella), Gema Art Gallery Llamazares (Gijón), ICON / El País, ITGallery (Canarias), Paula Alonso (Madrid), Sicart (Penedes, Barcelona) and T20 (Murcia). 

 

Javier Vazquez. Galería Casa Cuadrada.

 

The international presence in SUMMA is wide; Portugal Carlos Carvalho Art galleries Contemporânea (Lisbon) involved, 
Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon), Module-diffuser Arts Centre (Lisbon), Kubikgallery (Oporto) and Graca Brandao gallery (Lisbon). Other European countries we will see in SUMMA are Galerie Dukan (Paris and Leipzig), Galerie Karima Celestin (Marseille, France), sobering (Paris), Galerie Esther Donatz (Munich, Germany), Galerie Wolkonsky (Munich, Germany) Dan Gunn (Berlin, Germany), Galerie Bianconi (Milan, Italy) and Bernard Chauveau Editeur / Le Neant Editeur (Paris, France). We also find in other continents fair galleries: Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica, USA), Document Art Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina), The Museum (Bogotá, Colombia), Finale Art File (Makati, Philippines), Square House Gallery (Bogotá, Colombia) and Enrique Guerrero Gallery (Mexico City). 
 
SUMMA has a Selection Committee composed by professionals of repute, along with the artistic directors of the fair have carried out the selection of the participating galleries in the General Program and the photography section MadridFoto. 
 

Alberto Salvan, Sutter Street and Crestline Road Fort Worth Texas.

 

The Trasversal Section of SUMMA, with two different routes, has been curated by Gloria Moure (independent curator and current associate editor at Editions Polígrafa) and Marina Fokidis (curator, art critic and founding director of the Kunsthalle Athena). The selection of the participating galleries in the UP section has been conducted by Carolina Grau (independent curator, graduate in art history and management of museums and galleries). The meetings, round tables and presentations on new production formats and other issues, will be led by the curator and critic Octavio Zaya (commissioner Spanish Pavilion Venice 2013). 
 
Juan Nieves, the artistic director of the show, has curated several exhibitions, and for four years was part of the team of Gloria Moure in the Galician Center for Contemporary Art and for six years he was responsible for exhibitions in the Espai d'Art Contemporary Castelló (EACC). As he has commented in an interview "SUMMA 2014 will be a success if the galleries sell, make new contacts, no crowd, interest from the media and if generated interesting discussions at the meetings". And we hope they reach it.
 
Alicia Paz. The super Ego the Id and their ladies in Waiting. Galerie Dukan.

 

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.