Articles tagged as "Málaga"
Articles tagged as "Málaga" : 27 articles
While David Cameron was getting away from it all in the Canary Islands – and famously getting stung by a jellyfish in the process – former British PM Tony Blair and his family chose to spend their Easter break on the Costa del Sol this year, where they are said to have been staying with friends who have a mansion in exclusive La Zagaleta…
Santa comes but once a year. Across the Anglo-speaking world he’s a jolly fat man in a red suit with a rather lax approach to breaking-and-entry laws, healthy eating, and the laws of physics.
But in Spain, Santa comes a little later in the year and sticks around for more than a week. Semana Santa means Holy Week in Spanish, and is a celebration of Easter that is one of the most spectacular and hotly anticipated dates on the Spanish calendar… Continue Reading
“It’s amusing to think that when I work on a large-format piece in bronze or wood it’s termed sculpture… but if I do the same piece in plastic on a small scale, it’s called a toy.“ So says US painter, sculptor and designer KAWS, whose first solo exhibition in Spain – entitled ‘Final Days’ – is currently running at the prestigious CAC Málaga Centre of Contemporary Art.
As a precursor of the Art & Toys movement, according to Fernando Francés, director of the CAC Málaga, “KAWS is capable of creating a particularly edgy mood, moving in areas of the subconscious like a fish in water.”
Falling within the iconography genre, the showcase features five large-scale sculptures carved from wood and which have never before been exhibited…
Barely had the paint dried on the two 7-storey urban art interventions recently created in Málaga by none other than Shepard Fairey, aka Obey, and D*Face, aka Dean Stockton… than the capital of the Costa del Sol is making art news around the globe yet again. This time with last Friday’s announcement by Málaga mayor, Franciso de la Torre, that an agreement has been reached whereby Paris’s prestigious Pompidou Centre will be opening an annex at the iconic ‘Cube’ situated alongside the cruise ship terminal in Málaga Port in 2015…
Mercadona’s shelves are merry with delicious treats, tinsel hangs from every other window and the Chinese shops are awash with amazingly tacky, sparkly garnish.
Yep, it may have crept up on us, but it’s that ‘most wonderful time of the year‘ again!
A rare and fascinating insight into the everyday lives of some of the most famous movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s, ‘Esplendor de Hollywood’ showcases some of the iconic and intimate images taken by famous American photographer and director Sid Avery, who between 1946 and 1961 shot literally thousands of stunning photos for the most popular and avidly-read glossy magazines of the day. A long overdue tribute to his prolific talent, this is the first time the exhibition has come to Europe and it includes several images never before seen…
You can see some wonderful sights in the ancient Andalusian city of Málaga. There’s the Pablo Picasso Museum, the stunning Gibralfaro and the old Alcazaba.
But sightseers and tourists got more than they bargained for last week: the sight of an escaped bull, intermittently strolling, rampaging and charging through the city’s leafy streets.
A video of the bull attacking cars and then charging a seemingly suicidal pedestrian has been garnering thousands of hits online. But the young man who tackles the bull evidently knows what he’s doing – just watch how he expertly dodges the bull’s charge and wrestles it to the ground before others rush in to help restrain it…
Norwegian artist Per Barclay (Oslo, 1955) has flooded the main gallery of the city’s prestigious CAC Málaga art museum with 7,000 litres of oil, creating a conceptual installation that wouldn’t look out of place at the Tate Modern or New York’s MoMA.
Entitled ‘Fluido’, the exhibit – which takes the form of a trapezoidal PVC tank measuring 23 metres long and filled to a depth of 5cm with black-tinted sunflower oil – has been specifically designed for the CAC Málaga, with the opaque liquid reflecting the structure of the building as if it were a vast mirror.
“The first impression a visitor gets is that of seeing a smooth, dark, elegant surface which seems very simple,” says Barclay. “Yet at the same time, a sense of depth is created, giving visitors both a sensation of ambiguity and vertigo.”
Per Barclay’s works have been exhibited at the MGM Gallery (Oslo), the Fondazione Merz (Turin), the Palacio de Cristal at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), and many other prestigious galleries and museums around the world. He is particularly well-known for his ‘Oil Rooms’ installations revealing his interest in space and the way of occupying and completely filling it.
“This aspect of his work reveals Edvard Munch’s influence on the artist, whose installations arouse emotions such as anxiety, fear of death and love,” explains Fernando Francés, CAC Málaga director. “Even when using other liquids – engine oil, water, blood or wine - Barclay creates a tension that shatters any sense of calm.”
Per Barclay exhibited his first work in Norway in 1984 and currently lives in Turin and Oslo.
The ‘Fluido’ exhibition runs until 4 September 2012 at the CAC Málaga Centro de Arte Contemporáneo
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