CAC Malaga - Malaga
One can’t write about the CAC Malaga without mentioning its location. The building that today houses this museum was once the local wholesale market. Designed for that purpose by a member of the Generation of ‘25, Luis Gutierrez Soto, its modern façade was groundbreaking at the time.
Converted into a museum, it exhibits work from the most renowned national and international artists on the scene today. Jason Rhoades, Tracey Emin, Santiago Sierra, Bill Viola, Runa Islam, Miquel Barceló, Yoshitomo Nara, Julien Opie, Ron Mueck and Juan Uslé have all graced its walls, making it a reference point for art lovers everywhere. In fact, the exhibition My Red Homeland, by the Indian artist and sculptor Anish Kapoor, was considered one of the most relevant exhibitions by the British magazine The Art Newspaper.
Its permanent collection includes work spanning various movements from throughout the 20th century. It grows in size every year via a programme through which work is purchased at ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair held annually in Madrid. Furthermore, the CAC publishes catalogues and art books that are both spectacularly designed and well worth collecting. According to the presentation on their website, the CAC is modelled on the German Kunsthaus (House of Art); a house that is “dynamic, open to new concepts and forms of expression in contemporary art”. This can already be appreciated in the events on offer: public workshops, courses, conferences and performances that bring to light new trends.
With a programme made up of more than 24 exhibits a year, the CAC is constantly on its toes. The first to become a WIFI building in Malaga and put in place solar panels as a source of energy, there are currently plans for extending the building, overseen by architect Rafael Moneo, responsible for the extension of the Museo del Prado. Yet another example of the growing tendency for avant-guard projects that are springing up around Andalusia.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 (20th June until 24th September: 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00)
Price: Free entry.
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- • you, john y francés, fernando. Juan Usle: Switch on / Switch Off. CAC Málaga, Málaga, 2007.
- • Martín, Elisabet. Cómo triunfar en el mundo del arte: estrategias del joven arte británico de los noventa. Cac Málaga-Junta de Andalucía, 2007.
- • francés, fernando. Rachel Whiteread. cac málaga, málaga, 2007.
- • francés, fernando. Anne Berning: Encyclopaedic Incompleteness, cac málaga, málaga, 2007.
- • Official site of the CAC Malaga
- • Online sale of publications produced by the CAC
- • La fresa - online publication about art and design
- • Official Blog of Fernando Francés
- • Biography of the arquitect Luis Gutierrez Soto in Wikipedia
- • Arte y Parte - Contemporary Art Magazine edited by Fernando Frances
- • Review: How to triumph in the Art World in Tertulia Andaluza
- • CAC Malaga in Youtube
- • Tertulias in the CAC in Tertulia Andaluza
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