Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ArtTraveler photo gallery: join our arts-tapas crawl to the Malaga CAC

In our Malaga old city walk-about last week, artist and art academic John Barrett from Birmingham and I sauntered in and out of the mercurial Costa del Sol weather—downpours for 10 minutes followed by blasts of sun reflecting off shining, wet streets.

Then a disappearing sun under ominous grey-black clouds.

Our mission started out as an art crawl, perhaps including the Picasso Museum, which we passed on. Too expensive (about €17) and both of us had multiple-entry memories.

We decided our targets would be galleries and the Malaga CAC (contemporary art museum).

The CAC is gratis. And both John and I, immersed in “La Crisis,” were budget flaneurs.

Seeking refuge from the rain in a tapas bar and hungry, we enjoyed a respite.

Then it became one respite after another, walking, taking photographs, just chilling until we crawled—quite sober, really—into the free Malaga CAC

Greeted by a mega Free Ai Weiwei banner draped over the entrance, two boys performed interactively with a figurative statue that glanced back at the detained Chinese artist.

Here are a few images from our Malaga CAC art-in-the-flesh experience.

"Cabinete de Crisis" Matia Sanchez 2007 Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)
"Bill Clinton" Jose Ma Cano 2006 Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"Ruth made in MUSAC"  Ruth Gomez 2004, pop video, Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"Art is Freedom III" Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"La liberto - Raisonnee" Christina Lucas 2009 4'20" HD video Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"ma.r.s." Appropriated, transformed image by Thomas Ruff 2008 Photograph of image by Stefan van Drake (2011)
"USA - Oh, 2001" Jenny Holzer 1950 Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"Blurred Images at CAC Malaga" Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"Rebel Without a Cause" (James Dean) Andy Warhol 1985 Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

"Six Figures on a Balcony" Juan Munoz 1987 Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)

Rock on and practice peace and love.
Stefan, the ArtTraveler ™

ArtTraveler notes:

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The owner and staff are affable and speak English and German. Tel: 0036-1-413-3510; www.hotelqueenmary.hu; info@hotelqueenmary.hu.

Visit Andalusia for a walking holiday or week-long sculpture or mosaics workshop. 

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