WE ALL CAN BE CREATIVE: A NEW PROPOSAL BY CULTURA INQUIETA FOR ART MADRID'19

For the third consecutive year, Art Madrid once again is engaged with Cultura Inquieta. Official media partner of this edition, Cultura Inquieta is one of the most interested and involved media in current culture. This year it invites all visitors to take their most creative side into its booth at the fair.

The two walls of the Cultura Inquieta stand began as two blank canvases, ready to welcome all kinds of artistic manifestations and encouraging free expression and creativity without limits. Artists present at the fair as well as visitors of all ages have participated ... In fact, we can all be creative and proof of this is that there is hardly any free space left to intervene in their booth. However, all those who want to be part of these collective murals will surely, with some ingenuity, find some way to leave their mark. In addition, at their booth, you can learn about other projects, such as the creative products they offer from the online store and those they have selected in order for you to see them at Art Madrid: art pills, design and inspiration.

Photo. Melisa Medina.

The Cultura Inquieta team presents "our own space, a couple of square meters where we synthesize our universe to channel, approach and soak up everything that happens. A space, overall for sharing. Sharing time, words and creativity. A place to rest for a few minutes, talk, laugh and reflect "with the ultimate goal" of bringing art to everyone absolutely".

Some of the reasons that motivate this type of proposal are so many that Cultura Inquieta compares them with the own principles of art. Unity or harmony, because, as explained by them, they are integrated, so naturally, that they come to lose sight of the limits imposed by space; variety, because they love having the chance to look out through an infinite window of inspiration, an exercise that they can feed by touring Art Madrid, where they find the production of both emerging artists and consecrated artists, "an almost mystical experience"; or balance, because "we are aware that life is what happens between 0 and 100 years, so we try to look with the eyes of children, and to children we try to give wings so that they can paint, dream, and believe in a much better future through art".

Photo. Miguel Mazuelo Álvarez.

Other reasons that support its proposal for the fair are related to contrast because, like Art Madrid, they enjoy the polyhedral side of things; proportion, because "we can not stop looking up towards the wonderful glass vault that surrounds everything. At the works, at the artists, at you, at us too, and then, is when the proportions of beauty escape us"; the emphasis and the enthusiasm of participating in a fair with which they share so many values and aspirations; and finally, for movement, for that "effervescent flow of people, ideas, concepts and messages that we share with artists, gallerists, visitors, friends ... during these five days".

Like Art Madrid, Cultura Inquieta has among its main objectives the spreading of the quality the current creation has, specialized in the promotion of young talent. Art, culture, trends, photography, trends or lifestyle; Cultura Inquieta is one of the most consulted and reputed digital portals worldwide. It is also the organizer of one of the major Spanish music festival, one of the most important annual events on the Madrid agenda, which this year celebrates its tenth edition beginning at end of June. From Art Madrid we encourage you to participate in the simple but so inclusive and exciting proposal of Cultura Inquieta: dare to express your creativity.

 

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.