INK AND MOVEMENT AT ART MADRID'18, ART PROJECTS & ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Ink and Movement is a group of professionals moved by their passion for the new Contemporary art and the commitment with their artists, and in # ArtMadrid18 are one of the main collaborators.

Okuda San Miguel. Mural 'Kaos Temple'

The fact that Okuda San Miguel is a Guest Artist in the 13th edition of Art Madrid has been a commitment to the future of art and has been possible thanks to the work of Ink and Movement, pioneers in the organization of large urban art events, experts in management of artistic projects with commercial brands, creators of unimaginable cultural initiatives and, above all, undisputed allies of artists in the development and promotion of their work.

Ink and Movement works in the development and promotion of the careers of contemporary artists and connects them with institutions, promoters and big commercial brands worldwide to take their work to all corners of the world, helping them with the diffusion of their career. This is what they do with Okuda San Miguel, Spok Brillor, Daniel Muñoz ... and many others that we have seen growing exponentially in recent years with the help of Ink and Movement, who are also responsible for brands joining forces with artistic creation becoming accomplices of the culture participating actively in it.

Theriomorphisme

They are not an agency, nor a gallery, Ink and Movement are defined as ART PROJECTS & ARTIST MANAGEMENT, that is their motto, they are curators, cultural managers, creators of unique events and unstoppable engines that drive the career of some of the most significant artists of our time. Ink and Movement is a project in constant evolution and search for new challenges, and Art Madrid wants to be moved by its strength.

Art Truck Project

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.