Last year I visited the CAC Málaga, a contemporary arts centre in the city of Málaga, in southern Spain, not far from the Málaga Centro subway station. I love Málaga for art galleries, from the Museo de Picasso to the new Pompidou Centre. This vibrant city has something for every type of art lover.
The main exhibition was “No Comment” from Yan Pei-Ming. He is a Chinese painter, born in 1960 in Shanghai, China. Since 1982 he has lived in Dijon, France. He paints epic-sized portraits, the most famous one being of Mao Tse Tung. His large mono-painted canvasses in No Comment had a theme of symbolic paintings by Spanish artists. But as the title suggests there were no word or titles to accompany them. One is left to form their own opinions. Here is a further selection of his work that I took snaps of, with my observations:
British artist Jessica Harrison sources traditional ceramic figurines and gives them a new lease of life with delicate, hand-painted tattoos. I have been meaning to focus on a series of artists that exhibited at Dismaland Arts Festival in Weston-Super Mare in 2015 – Harrison is the first artist in this series.
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PHOTO CREDITS: Southampton Old Lady
The BBC have reported today, that in the run up to the CP21 UN Summit on climate change, more than 600 anti-corporation artworks have been installed in advertising spaces across Paris.
The Brandalism campaign “brand + vandalism” has claimed responsibility for the unauthorised art, stating that it was to: “highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change”.
Prominent corporate sponsors of the talks have been targeted by the posters, which say that they are “part of the problem” and placed in spaces owned by JC Decaux, one of the talks’ sponsors who owns most ad spaces throughout Europe. Many feature world leaders that are known to be attending the talks in Paris.
For the report and more Brandalised Ad photos visit the BBC UK website:
TRANSPORTED: The Future Museum of Now was an Element Arts exhibition during Southampton’s SO: To Speak word festival. It took place for two weeks inside some shipping containers located in the port city’s main ‘O2 Square’.
The exhibition transports you 500 years into the future, to the year 2515, and looks back at every day objects as relics from now.
Serpentine Pavilion 2015 is designed by Selgascano
Each summer the Serpentine invites an internationally renowned architect to create their first-build structure in England.
The brief is to design a 300 square metre pavilion that is used as a cafe by day and a forum for learning, debate and entertainment at night. A maximum of six months from invitation to completion. There is no budget for the project: it is realised through sponsorship, in-kind support and the sale of the pavilion.