Yesterday, Adela, her brother Alberto, and I went back to the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo). There were several new collections on exhibit that I really enjoyed. Others… well, I’ll just say that not all art suits all tastes (or understandings). I decided to share here some of what I was able to appreciate and to forego sharing what I did not.
|“DESPRENDIMIENTO” (“DETACHMENT”), 1995, BY NACHO CRIADO.
A MAGICAL ASSEMBLAGE OF GLASS, MIRRORS, CERAMICS, AND METAL.
HIS VARIED WORKS WERE ALL OVER THE GROUNDS AND GALLERIES.
The first special exhibit we saw included some fascinating drawings and some terra cotta sculptures that complemented them. They were intriguing, even more so when I learned the works were created by identical twin brothers.
|LA INTIMIDAD” (“INTIMACY”), 2002, BY BROTHERS MIGUEL PABLO AND MANUEL PEDRO ROSADO.|
|I SUPPOSE THIS IS A “SELVES” PORTRAIT.|
|A MID-CENTURY ORIGINAL, BY THE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF BROOKLYN (AND THE ROYAL CONSORT).
WHERE DO THE LITTLE ARCHWAY AND LITTLE STAIRS LEAD? WHO’S LOCKED IN?
I’m drawn to video and kinetic art, especially art that the viewer can become part of. I found the below creation mesmerizing.
|ADELA AND ALBERTO ENTERING THE EXHIBIT.|
|“ONDAS” (“WAVES”), 2006–2007, DANIEL PALACIOS.
ADELA BECOMES ONE WITH THE ART.
|ADELA. CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE.|
|BROTHER AND SISTER. CLICK TO ENLARGE.|
It wasn’t easy to leave, but after two hours, we were all hungry. So we headed back across the bridge on a rare, cloudy and foggy afternoon.
|THE WALK HOME IN THE FOG.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE ARE THREE HUGE CONSTRUCTION CRANES ATOP THAT TOWER.