LA VIRGEN, CRAFT BEER WITH LOVE TO ART MADRID'18 ART FAIR

La virgen

La Virgen was created in 2011 in Madrid by a group of young entrepreneurs whose goal is to innovate and make quality beer, made with passion in the traditional style. A pure beer, young and fresh, honestly elaborated, with select ingredients and sustainable resources.

With a marked Madrilian character, only barley malt, hops, yeast and water are found in our recipe. Bottled weekly, it is distributed to more than 1,500 points of sale, representing a different and authentic beer consumption experience.

In these years, the brand has experienced exponential growth and has a creative professional team made up of more than 70 people. La Virgen has shown a constant commitment to quality and innovation in a sector in continuous growth and is a reference in the Spanish craft beer market.

La Virgen

In # ArtMadrid18 they will have their own space in which they will serve daily snacks and the best beer in Madrid. You have to try their Jamonera, it's something special, the Madrid Lager is a classic and the 360 ​​with extra hops is a bomb! They have seasonal recipes like La Negra (the perfect breakfast!) or Chestnuts, the true taste of winter... But if you want to know a little more about La Virgen, you should go to their factory, the heart of La Virgen Beers, the best way to understand the brand and the passion that they profess to this delicious brew, and, yes, they make it easy for you and they do guided tours every week.

The Virgin also sponsors the Tropicalismo action, offered by the Seville gallery Diwap in its stand C5, in the One Project of Art Madrid'18, the color and freshness of the works of the artist Antonyo Marest with the music of MENEO dj and his Mythical Gameboy.

Beer and art for everyone!

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.