Gallery crawl

Last night was one of the coolest things I've gotten to do yet in Madrid, and it really introduced me to the artistic culture of contemporary Madrid. Carmen took me on a gallery crawl, which was part of Madrid's big Art Gallery Weekend, happening over the next few days. Many of the galleries we saw were right around the corner from where I live, all centralized on the same street. They were mostly conceptual art galleries, with a few offering pieces like weaving a and collages. Carmen seemed to know everyone we passed, and groups of people were congregating around the front door of each gallery making each one almost like a little party. After strolling down this street and going into perhaps ten galleries, we took her motorbike to one that was farther away, where she will exhibit her work in November. This gallery was filled with her close friends, so we stayed to chat for a long time. The people were all so interesting and friendly! Many of them had stories about their times spent in the United States to share with me. It was so cool to get to meet members of Madrid's art scene and see what current contemporary artists are doing in this city. 

Weavings. 

Weavings. 

Sculptures. 

Sculptures. 

This artist painted with oils on canvas then cut his paintings to turn them into these mountainous collages. His gallery was my favorite. 

This artist painted with oils on canvas then cut his paintings to turn them into these mountainous collages. His gallery was my favorite. 

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