Arte in Acción Workshop with Yolanda Dominguez in Art Madrid\'15

Begging for a CHANEL. Yolanda Domínguez.
 
ART PRACTICE AS A PLACE OF [INTER] SOCIAL CHANGE. Under this title it happens one of the highlightened activities included in the Parallel Program of the contemporary art fair Art Madrid'15. The fair aims in this tenth edition to be open to new artistic initiatives and open them for a new, curious public and committed to what happens in contemporary art.
 
Yolanda Dominguez is, today, one of the most influential artists of the national scene with a blunt and sharp speech that do not let escape gender messages, social criticism and citizen action. Precisely, the action is what defines best her work, work that invading public spaces and forces people to stop, observe and reflect, and precisely art and action is what we propose in this workshop.
Fashion Victims Action. Yolanda Dominguez.
 
 
The concepts of "interaction" and "community" that characterize our social space today require new forms of relationship between artist and viewer. It is necessary to rethink the place and role of art in and out of the economic model and generate new forms of dialogue linking him with the public and current contexts.
 
This workshop presents art as a meeting place between people, as an activity that is inserted into the social spaces and tests the limits of resistance of the institutional sphere, a set of exchanges that goes beyond the material form to propose dynamic situations of collective experience.
 
We will discuss various strategies and proposals for social activation, new languages and areas of action and apply together in a group work.
 
Strike The Pose Action. Yolanda Dominguez.
 
 
Session 1 (3 hours) "the object of art to artistic experience"
 
Introduction: The power of the artwork and its impact / Art as a tool for social intervention.
 
Purpose of art: Journey through the history of art and its purpose / Current situation.
 
Main actors of art: The artist / Viewers / Marketplace / Public Space / Virtual space.
 
The work of Yolanda Dominguez: Beginnings and motivations / Creative Process / Action, impact and diffusion / social implications.
 
Session 2 (3 hours) "The social function of art"
 
Analysis: artists, View and comment on works by artists offering art as a tool for social transformation.
 
New forms of collaboration: Channels / Forms of Funding / Self Branding / Relationship to other disciplines.
 
Development of an action: Concept and development of practical experience in group with subsequent application.
 
"Art practice as a place of [inter] social change" with Yolanda Dominguez.
When?
Saturday February 21. 11: 30h to 14: 30h / lunch break / from 15:30 to 18: 30h.
Where?
BAT Gallery (c/ María de Guzmán, 61. 28003. Madrid)
Price: 50 €
Limited seating. 30 places, by order of registration.
Fill in your entry form HERE
About Yolanda Dominguez
Visual Artist / Performance Art / Street Art
 
Yolanda Dominguez (Madrid, 1977), visual artist, studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Masters in Art and New Technologies for the European University of Madrid and Master in Photography Concept and Design from the School of Photography EFTI, Madrid.
 
Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Spain for Spanish Art Promotion Outdoor (2010) has presented her work at various institutions and festivals like Photoespaña 2012, Contemporary Art JustMad, L'Alliance Française, Mulier Mulieris Museum of the University of Alicante , Live Art Festival Exist in Australia, International Art Festival Gender, NOVA Contemporary Culture Festival in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona and has exhibited in the Gallery Rafael Pérez Hernando and Pilar Cubillo in Madrid, Streitfeld Projektraum in Munich, Red Artspace in Elga Wimmer Gallery Milan and New York.
 
His artistic work transcends social and educational field, collaborating with various institutions and agencies in gender equality programs and through workshops and conferences and is currently professor and tutor of the Master of Contemporary Photography EFTI School of Madrid where he teaches the workshop "Image as a tool for social transformation" and professor in the Master Experiential marketing direction for the creative industries in Madrid School of marketing.

 

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.