Tuenti bets at Urban Art

Lula Goce. North West Walls, Belgium.

 

 

The program has a bold attitude. These five cities contribute to the project by offering the walls of some of their university buildings:
Barcelona: October 2-6, in the Fine Arts School of the University of Barcelona.
Murcia: October 16-20, in the Fine Arts School of the University of Murcia.
Seville: November 6-10, in the Fine Arts School of the University of Seville.
Teruel: November 20-24, in the Social and Human Sciences School of the Campus of Teruel, University of Zaragoza.
Valencia: December 11-15, in the San Carlos Fine Arts School of the University of Valencia.

 

 

 

 

 

The project bases on four essential pillars: on the one hand, the organisation of a cycle of thematic lectures where university professors, scholars, art critics and cultural managers will participate; on the other hand, a mural creation made in each of the university spaces that collaborate; as a third branch, five workshops given by urban artists and addressed to students of Fine Arts, and, finally, an open call for new creators to select the artworks that will participate in the next edition of the Urvanity International New Contemporary Art Fair in 2018.

 

 

 

Mural in the wall of the Florensa building, in Barcelona, by Enric Sant.

 

 

The University of Barcelona was the first one to attend its appointment in the calendar. The first mural was made on the façade of the Florensa building by the author Enric Sant. The artists Lula Goce, Antonyo Marest, Anna Taratiel and Pichi&Avo, will assume the following interventions in the rest of cities. On the other hand, the workshops focus on the dialogue between urban art and the new aesthetic conceptions, besides the use of the techniques belonging to this discipline, quite used to large formats.

 

 

 

Pichi&Avo. North West Walls, Belgium.

 

 

The call for projects Tuenti-Urvanity New Contemporary Art 2018 is open to all the students registered in any visual arts school in our country that should base their projects on the urban art expressions that arose from the 70’s on. Among all the proposals, five projects will be selected for exhibition during the next edition of The New Contemporary Art Fair in February of 2018. The deadline will remain open until January 15th.

 

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.