For modern art aficionados, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Málaga) is an essential part of any Malaga itinerary.
The building itself, which first opened in 1939, is a magnificent example of self-sufficient rationalism by the architect Gutiérrez Soto. It’s perhaps fitting then that the Contemporary Art Centre took it over in 1998.
Some of the most current artists in the world
Located in the increasingly fashionable Soho district, next to the river and the Centro Alameda Cercanías station, the CAC has housed some of the most current artists in the world.
Temporary exhibitions from the likes of Tracey Emin, Mark Ryden, Louise Bourgeois, Ai Wei Wei, and street artists Obey and D-Face (whose murals decorate the Soho area) have come to CAC Málaga over the years.
When you’re there, don’t forget to explore the gallery’s surroundings, too. Many of the walls of the Soho district, including those on the banks of the river, have been taken over by street art, many of international repute.
Visiting CAC Málaga
The large gallery floor is divided into five different spaces: three for temporary exhibitions, one for the permanent collection and another called “Espacio Proyectos”, a multi-purpose area for different activities, such as the assembly of installations, the exhibition of the work produced in the workshops or the celebration of a specific event.
Entry to CAC Málaga is free. Before visiting, be sure to consult the opening hours.
CAC Málaga at La Coracha
CAC Málaga also has a programme of temporary exhibitions at La Coracha, which is on the other side of the city centre.
So, if there’s a specific show you’re hoping to see, make sure you’re headed to the right location!
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.