Málaga’s rich cultural life is continuing to re-awaken after being forced into hibernation during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. As we reported last issue, in recent years the capital of the Costa del Sol has consolidated its status as one of Europe’s premier city cultural hubs – with a diverse array of museums, art galleries, theatres, and other cultural exhibitions and monuments. During summer, and now continuing into the autumn season, most of the main cultural establishments in Málaga have scheduled top exhibitions and shows – for both in-person and digital visits. In respect of the former, Spain’s critical COVID-19 health protocols and measures are in full force for the protection and safety of patrons. Here are some of the main highlights for September, October and beyond…
CENTRE POMPIDOU MÁLAGA
Continuing until 8 November, the new temporary exhibition at Centre Pompidou Málaga is a retrospective of the work of Nicolas de Staël. The Saint Petersburg-born French painter (who died in 1955) is especially known for his use of thick impasto and his abstract landscaping work.
CERVANTES & ECHEGARAY THEATRES
The musical schedule resumes at Teatro Cervantes in September with Terral de Málaga, a showcase of flamenco, jazz, pop, rock and urban genres. The concerts run from 8 September to 4 November. From 23 to 27 September, Teatro Echegaray will offer five concerts as part of the International Chamber Music Festival.Running from 6 October to 1 November, Danza Málaga 2020 comprises a diverse schedule of shows highlighting contemporary Spanish dance. Programmed for both Teatro Cervantes and Teatro Echegarar, the performances range from flamenco ballet to dance theatre, and feature choreographies by leading dancers and companies.
RUSSIAN MUSEUM COLLECTION
The new annual show at Colección del Museo Ruso, “Realismo: Pasado y Presente – Arte y Verdad” (“Realism: Past & Present – Art & Truth”) will remain open until April 2021. The exhibition includes a selection of 163 works dating from the 18th century to current times and covering both traditional and contemporary Russian art.
CARMEN THYSSEN MÁLAGA MUSEUM
The new temporary exhibition at Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, “Máscaras – Metamorfosis de la Identidad Moderna” (“Masks – Metamorphosis of the Modern Identity”) will be on show until 10 January. The exhibition highlights more than 100 works by artists including Goya, Ensor, Gutiérrez Solana, Gargallo, Maruja Mallo, Picasso, Derain, Julio González, Oteiza, De Chirico, Modigliani and María Blanchard.