Cultura Inquieta returns to ArtMadrid with the intention of revolutionizing the restless spirits. In addition to being an official media partner of the fair, in their space we can paint a lot and enjoy the joy of the art creation.

Festival Cultura Inquieta

Cultura Inquieta was born eight years ago as a music and visual arts festival and has become one of the great prescribers of culture, art and lifestyle in Spain and, by extension, the Spanish-speaking world. Cultura Inquieta is an integral cultural entity, modern and global, with the permanent desire to celebrate the good things that life offers (music, art, culture, community), when everything (economically and politically) seems to reign chaos.

Its webzine collects every day around 200,000 readings. Thousands of people go daily on its website eager to find interesting information in which the visual component has a major importance. Cultura Inquieta is already, in itself, a great influence, with important brands and cultural assets showing their support for the commitment of the team. Its social networks are also encouraged by millions of readers.

Pintando el Sur

The editorial style of Cultura Inquieta is enthusiastic and demanding, but calculatedly informal and simple and its editors, a young team up to date with everything that happens in the world of culture, can boast of not writing about anything they do not believe in. If the values are not good, they do not cover them. In their own words: "Our particular objective is to lower the art of its pedestal and use it to make us think, to fondle it, to laugh, to be moved and, mainly, to make us feel".

We invite you, dear restless ones, to criticize, to browse, to save, to edit, to detest, to enjoy, to spit, to smile, to feel repulsion or sexual excitement with the approach of Cultura Inquieta. And we also invite you to see them revolutionize live all those who want to have a good time making art a fun experience in Art Madrid.

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.