A little bird told me that something big was going up on top of a hotel in Charmartin. Luckily I pass that hotel on my way to work. I got to see that Asier had installed a Freud face which must have been more than 3m high. Yeah!! Unfortunately, on my way home it had already disappeared, possibly due to the high winds that day.
Alberto is participating in a show which opens this Wednesday 28th March in the old post office building in Plaza de Cibeles. Alberto’s part is called Raw. If you are in Madrid be sure to check it out, the details are below.
I’m a massive fan of Alberto and have had the luxury to hit the streets with him. Here are some “new” photos with some remixed ones too.
7 (Im-)Pertinentes 5Cs
Cuatro proyectos expositivos de 7 artistas que miran Madrid
a través de la fotografía
Raw. Alberto de Pedro y Raúl Cabello (Planta 3)
CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía. 5Cs
Miercoles, 28 de marzo a las 20h. Plaza de Cibeles,1
Video in HD: http://www.vimeo.com/25198033
Not only did Alberto work on the exterior of the signal box but he also pasted photos of photos related to the Spanish Civil War in Aranjuez in the basement and the ground floor. These include “Evacuated from Madrid” by Brandt & “Unexploded bomb” by Ignacio Martán.
Alberto’s intervention forms part of the CARAVANArt exhibition taking place in Aranjuez until July 24th at the train station organised & commissioned by Israel Sousa.
PS. If you don’t want to end up with a dozen mosquito bites like I did, don’t wear shorts & use protection. It was still worth it tho!
It was hot, I was thirsty, but I had a fantastic time with Alberto, watching him in action, helping to saw some chipboard and above all enjoying the moment.
This 3D intervention entitled Alex, is truly mesmerising. It is part of the CARAVANArt exhibition taking place in Aranjuez until July 24th at the train station.
I wonder what the passengers think as they pass it on their train journey.
Check out Alberto’s photos here: http://albertodepedro.ekosystem.org/archives/6718
And Guillermo de Madrid’s photos here: Escrito en la Pared
Interior photos coming soon.
I found myself with some free time midweek for the first time in ages. Alberto had sent me a photo text at 5am, no message just a photo of a door. I headed out to find it. And did. The photo is of Carabanchel prison where during Franco’s dictatorship a lot of political prisoners were kept. The door Alberto chose is the location of what became to be known as the Massacre of Atocha, where 5 lawyers were murdered in a politically motivated action in 1977 during Spain’s transition to a democracy.
More photos can be found on Escrito en la Pared: