THE ABSOLUTE JOB OF JUAN LUIS MORAZA

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Juan Luis Moraza, Vitoria 1960. He is already a renowned artist, in the most contemporary artistic panorama. The work of Moraza, has been developed basically in the field of sculpture, not removing protagonism to the different disciplines, with the integration of these to their facilities. The painting, the implantation of objects or the audiovisual material, make that the work of Moraza expands in different registers, techniques and contexts. These practices have positioned him as a reference when it comes to influencing an entire generation.

 

 

 

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He has done more than 20 exhibitions, both collective and individual in recent years, in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, ??New York, Venice, Buenos Aires or Chile, and his work is already part of certain public and private collections. For this particular show, the artist explains the concept of work based on different scenarios of the most current society, ug of Work, Erosis, Calendar of labor holidays, Republic, Software, Anormatividad and The party as office.

 

 

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The curator Antón Castro has carried out a tour in which we can appreciate the distrust of the artist before said society, which encourages us to be competitive and to develop as automatons, being thus laziness punished by collective thinking. As "reward" sacrifice and effort, reward the individual with values ??that give meaning to the constant work of our minds. It is a valuable social critic, to the routine that we develop day by day. A sample that you can not miss.

 

 

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The curator Antón Castro has carried out a tour in which we can appreciate the distrust of the artist before said society, which encourages us to be competitive and to develop as automatons, being thus laziness punished by collective thinking. As "reward" sacrifice and effort, reward the individual with values ??that give meaning to the constant work of our minds. It is a valuable social critic, to the routine that we develop day by day. A sample that you can not miss.

 

 

 

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.