New edition Cartoons for a City in CentroCentro Cibeles

Mauro Entrialgo, Santiago Valenzuela, Carmen and Laura Pacheco, FIST, María Herreros ... the fourth floor of CentroCentro Cibeles serves as a platform to expose, every two months, the portrait that each of these artist-illustrators does to the city of Madrid, its streets, its buildings and the people who inhabit them.

The cycle "Cartoons for a City" is 3 years old and this year, from September 25, 2014 to September 1, 2015, curated by PUÑO they participate: María Herreros from Valencia, the self-publisher of comics Davin, Galician Cristobal Fortúnez, the illustrator from Barcelona Cristina Daura and the artist from Leon Javier Arce.
 
María Herreros September 26 to November 16, 2014
 
Davin November 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015
 
Christopher Fortúnez January 28 to March 22, 2015
 
Javier Arce March 25 to May 24, 2015
 
Cristina Daura September 6 to September 25 2015
 

The exhibition allows visitors to enjoy unpublished materials and large size formats, hard to find in other comic shows. Since its first edition, curated by Mauro Entrialgo, the intention is to make a story of Madrid and write a multifaceted history of the city, with art, from the perspective of multiple artists.

 

The exhibition shows unpublished works made specifically for the space, turning this project into a kind of "mural publication" in which the city is counted by sketches and you can enjoyed the walls of the space left as a record of the passage of each artist ... Among the most prominent figures, was the manga artist Yuichi Yokoyama, as guest artist by the Japan Foundation.

 
On the CentroCentros's website you can check the inscriptions for the next workshops with the artists of "Cartoons for a City".
 
June 14 (11 to 13h): Davin
Davin has his workshop "Big cities". A drawing workshop about cities, buildings and horizons of concrete and steel with fine tip markers. It includes development of a collective fanzine with the drawings.
 
June 20 (11 to 13h): Cristobal Fortúnez
From the hand of Cristobal Fortúnez we explore the question of the characters. It will address the creation and characterization of them: election of the elements that comprise it, significance and expression thereof.
 
June 27 (11 to 13h): María Herreros
María Herreros proposes researching the subject of arguments. In particular the workshop invites to rummage in the biographies of each, use personal experiences and mix with fiction to narrate comic.
 
June 28 (11 to 13h): Javier Arce.
Javier Arce will discuss the creative restrictions and boundaries of the comic format. Will investigate what makes a comic be a comic, we analyze the bases and the classic rules that define and then we blow up.
 
In September, the workshops continue with Cristina Daura and the curator of the cycle, PUÑO.
 

 

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.