Starts the third edition of Art Lima Contemporary Art Fair

It has become the most important event of the Peruvian contemporary art and the engine of his nascent market, Art Lima celebrates its third edition between 23 and 26 April at the School of Army War Peru (ESGE), a space dedicated to the tradition that opens to the latest trends in artistic creation.

 

We want to educate people, remind them, for example, that art was in his life before writing, we drew when we were children and the formal education it is moving apart from this field of magic, dreams and creativity." With these words, a real statement of intent by Laura Fernández, creative director of Art Lima, starts the third edition of the most important contemporary art fair in Peru.

 
In this issue are involved 58 galleries from 16 countries in 6 distinct sections such as "Principal", with 41 galleries of long career from different cities of the world and selected by the evaluation committee of the fair; "Solo Show Contemporary Art", with 8 artists with a new and unique approach to the fair; "Solo Show Photography", curated by Christian Bendayán under the slogan Amazonismos; "Cabinets", consists of 5 installative proposals and performances; "Project Rooms", curated by the Spanish Octavio Zaya and "Platform" with 10 emerging galleries, with a maximum of four years of management .. Art Lima, according to your organization, is already "a show that works as the most important catalyst of the Creative industry of Peru ".
 

Fotografía del Programa Solo Show Fotografía - Aamazonismos.

 

With artists and galleries from Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, United States, France, Israel, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, included the presence of a large representation of Spanish galleries as Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Space Valverde (Madrid), 6más1 (Madrid), Married Santapau (Madrid), Ponce + Robles (Madrid), Xavier Fiol (Palma de Mallorca), Imaginart (Barcelona), Poligrafa Graphic Work (Barcelona), T20 (Murcia) and Trinta (Santiago de Compostela), at the Principal Program and Cervantes6-Art Space (Madrid) in the Platform section.
 
In parallel to the fair, there are many activities as the conference program entitled "Art Lima Spekas" directed by the Spanish gallerist Eva Ruiz and focused on collecting and museums highlights.
 
 
Obra del peruano José Tola.

 

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.