Many congratulations to the Contemporary Art Centre in Malaga which celebrated its 15th birthday in February this year. Established by the city authorities in the former Wholesalers Market constructed in 1939 by the architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto, the Contemporary Art Centre Malaga has been part of a successful strategy to bring new art galleries and museums to Malaga and also to support contemporary art in the city and the province. The large volume industrial building allow the spaces to flow above the partitions and one exhibition blends into another, creating interesting contrasts, thus work from its permanent collection which includes international artists such as Andy Warhool, Anish Kapoor, Michel Francois and Sylvie Fleury and Spanish artists such as Victoria Civera, Juan Munoz and Santiago Sierra, sits alongside ‘Neighbours IV’ displaying the work of contemporary artists such as Tete Alvarez, Fernando Clemente and Jesus Algovi from Malaga and nearby, hence its name, who may have been inspired by such work.
Also at the current time, there is the first solo exhibition in Spain of the English artist Rose Wylie, following on from her success at the Serpentine Sackler in London a few months ago, with some works repeated from there and some not seen before. The Sackler is also a former industrial building, though with tighter spaces that the CAC in Malaga, and the boldness and colour of her work compliments such an environment in a way that might be lost a traditional art gallery.