Category Archives: Malaga

Wrap with aluminium foil

I was reminded of my visit to Kader Attia’s installation in Malaga last year, entitled ‘Ghost’, when I recently saw a photograph of migrants wrapped in emergency foil  ‘blankets ‘. Attia’s work was created to depict Muslim women at prayer.

However, I found the similarity of his work and this photograph striking; and this similarity was more about the overall scene as opposed to the precise message; gallery visitors walk past the installation, casually observing it,  rather like allowing the  ‘migrant crisis’ to be passed-by and not addressed in any significant way. 

Kader Attia's - ' Ghost '.

Kader Attia’s – ‘ Ghost ‘.

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Europe….B…is for Bilbao, S…is for Salamanca, M…is for Malaga….

I’m just back from a few weeks in Spain and France and having trouble ordering my images, so I thought an analphabetical approach would be best.

Bilbao came first….

SPIDER

B…for Bilbao, and the local version of the Guggenheim Museum, with spider.

 

BLUE BUILDING

B…is for Bilbao

 

GUGGENHEIM

B…for Bilbao

 

FLOWER DOG

B…is for Bilbao

 

…then Salamanca…

IC

S…is for Salamanca

 

…a special mention for General Franco ( still warrants egg on his face after all these years)

FRANCO EGGSHELL

S…is for Salamanca

 

…then the Alhambra in Granada…..

 

ALHAMBRA

A….is for Alhambra

 

TILKES

A….is for Alhambra

 

...and Malaga…

MALAGA CATHEDRAL

M….is for Malaga

 

MALAGA PORT

M…is for Malaga

 

SEATS

M…is for Malaga

 

…and P…is for Puerto de la Torre ( where a competition takes place to look Spanish and beautiful, and to dance, and is called the Festival Mayor de Verdiales

VERDIALES 2

P….is for Puerta de la Torre

VERDIALES 4

P….is for Puerta de la Torre

 

VERDIALES 1

P….is for Puerta de la Torre

 

….and G…is for Guadix…where the sun shines a lot and it is converted into electricity…

ANDASOL 1

G…is for Guadix

 

ANDASOL 2

G…is for Guadix

 

…and V is for Valencia…my favourite place for stylish and brave building design…

VALENCIA 1

V….is for Valencia

 

VALENCIA 2

V….is for Valencia

VALENCIA 3

V…is for Valencia

 

….and thats it for now.