WE ARE HUNGRY OF DESIGN

Roberto Rodríguez

 

 

 

The exhibition proposal of WED condenses during 6 days (up to 6th December), with 200 artworks by 30 artists come from 7 different countries. Here some indispensable names participate like Yoko Honda, Extraweg, Jack Sach, Playful+Paloma Rincón, Bakea, and a long etcetera. But the offer does not end there, since several workshops have been scheduled to complete the mission of approaching design to everybody, from the youngest to the most creative ones.

 

 

 

Bakea, “Bakelanasland!”

 

 

 

WED composes of installation, exhibitions and workshops thought and programmed for the visitor to enter into a new dimension, the design one, and test its own creativity with activities that deal not only with graphic art in its most extended version but also with new technologies of animation and 4D.

 

 

 

Mauco Sosa, “Tu revolución es virtual”

 

 

 

Besides, the proposals explore the connection of design with other disciplines like architecture and jewellery. It is a way of being aware of the importance of design in our day-to-day life, much more present in every single detail than what we can realise.

 

 

 

Jack Sach, “Pick Me Up TV”

 

 

 

Among the workshops, we can underline “Un trillón de tipos”, activity planned for the youngest in which the impact of typography into the graphic art compositions and illustration will be analysed, and “Macroarquitecturas para un gran festín!”, introduced by MediaLab-Prado, where they will work on the construction of buildings and furniture at a small scale.


Activities will start on the 1st of December and you can get your tickets right now.

 

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.