Around the galleries

Seoane, Marbella
Seoane, Marbella / SUR
  • A round-up of art exhibitions currently open to the public in southern Spain

Costa del Sol

Larysa Olkhovska.

Estepona. Until 17 February. Casa de las Tejerinas, Plaza de las Flores.

‘Explosión de Colores’ is the name of this exhibition by Ukranian artist Larysa Olkhovska which consists of 21 works.

Seoane. Retratos.

Marbella. Until 22 May 2021. Museo Ralli Marbella.

The temporary exhibition is by Galician-Argentinian artist Luis Seoane.

Emmanuel Lafont

Emmanuel Lafont, Marbella

Emmanuel Lafont, Marbella / SUR

Marbella. Until 29 February. Galería Yusto/Giner, C/Madera.

La Gran Luz is the title of this exhibition of recent photographs in large format by Argentinian artist Emmanuel Lafont at the Yusto/Giner gallery.

Picasso ceramics

Mijas. Permanent exhibition. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo.

An exhibition of 44 ceramics created by famous Malaga artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Ver, Sentir Crear

Mijas. Until 27 February. Casa de la Cultura de Las Lagunas.

The students of IES Sierra de Mijas are exhibiting some of their art projects.

África El Mar Europa

Mijas. Until 2 March. Casa Museo de Mijas

An exhibition of works by a collective of international artists. The theme reflects the immigration of people by way of the Mediterranean sea, with 65,000 refugees reaching Andalucía (the most affected region in Europe) in 2018.

Torremolinos Chic

Torremolinos. Permanent exhibition, Casa de los Navajas.

An exhibition of photographs taken in the 60s and 70s entitled Torremolinos Chic. It features around twenty photographs including one of the legendary Brigitte Bardot posing on Carihuela beach in a Cordobés hat..

Gallery Art Club

Fuengirola. Until 20 February. Mon, Wed, Fri, 11am-2pm. Tues, Thurs, 5-7pm. Calle Quemada.

Five local artist will be exhibiting their art works.

Malaga city

Cela - Picasso

Malaga. From 13 February until 31 May. Museo Casa Natal Picasso.

The exhibition demonstrates the relationship between two geniuses, Pablo Picasso and Camilo José Cela. The exhibit consists of documents and photos symbolising the shared affinities and passions of the two friends.

The Lady of Shalott

Malaga. Until 29 February. La Casa Amarilla

The Lady of Shalott, Malaga

The Lady of Shalott, Malaga / SUR


Loompa Studio are exhibiting a series of works taking a new look at the Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson. The exhibition reflects the medieval legend through the eyes of contemporary artists La Fiancée Slitaire, Luis Rojas, Julia Cuadrado and Víctor Ripoll.

Ernst Kraft

Malaga. La Concepción botanical gardens.

A sculpture ‘The Tree of Life’ by Ernst Kraft is on permanent display in the gardens on the lawns next to the pond. The minimalist structure of iron rods is five metres tall and is based on the pre-pharaonic pictogram representing the union of heaven and the underworld.

Pierre Alechinsky

Malaga. Until 12 April. Centre Pompidou, Muelle Uno.

The exhibition consists of 75 works covering nearly 70 years of the career of Belgian artist and printer Pierre Alechinsky. He is well known for his ability to play with humour, poetry and aesthetic and his passion for Chinese ink and antique paper.

Eulalia Valldosera

Malaga. Until 12 April. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Open Tues to Sun, 9am-9pm, and third Monday of each month

Eulalia  Valldosera.

Eulalia Valldosera. / SUR


Nine works which look for the relationship between human beings and the environment. These recent works by Valldosera are videos shown in Espacio 5 in the gallery.

Malaga Glass Museum

Malaga. Permanent exhibition. Plazuela Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre.

The glass museum has has an extensive collection of glass including two glass panels that have been painstakingly restored, made by the Spanish company Mauméjean.

Imagination Museum

Malaga. Permanent exhibition. Calle Martínez Campos 13, Soho.

Toys, drawings, contraptions and sets which explore science, the senses and how we perceive things.

Cine y Emociones. Un Viaje a la Infancia

Malaga. Until 26 April. CAC, La Coracha. Next to Museo del Patrimonio Municipal, Paseo de Reding.

‘Small lives on the big screen’ is how this exhibition is described. Divided into seven sensations (happiness, anger, laughter, tears, fear, bravery and hope), fragments of film, photographs and posters are displayed including Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000 broom and a sculpture of King Kong.

Carlos Saura Flamenco

Carlos Saura Flamenco.

Carlos Saura Flamenco. / SUR

Malaga.Until 17 May. Central Cultural La Malagueta (Malaga bull ring).

A new exhibition space has opened inside the La Malagueta bullring. The first exhibition will be of seventy-five photographs of the flamnco world of Carlos Saura. It includes a photo of Antonio Gades reading the director’s notes for Carmen (1992) while lying on a bed, Lola Flores improvising, and the flamenco master, Camarón during filming with Carlos Saura.

Arabian Fantasy

Malaga. Until 1 March. Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga.

‘Arabian Fantasy’ is the title of a new exhibition consisting of works by Fortuny, Tapiró, Fabrés, Lameyer, Delacroix, Benjamin-Constant and Dehodencq with the common theme of Arabic life or how it was romantically depicted by artists in the 19th century.


Malaga. Until 25 February. Sala Alfajar, C/Císter.

The exhibition entitled Éxodus consists of ceramics created at the first symposium of Hispanic Russian Ceramicists in August 2018. The exhibit has previously been taken to Alhaurín de la Torre and Granada.

The Geneology of Art.

The Geneology of Art. / Museo Picasso de Málaga

The Geneology Of Art

Malaga. From 26 February until 31 May. Museo Picasso Málaga.

Works by Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Robert Delaunay, Alberto Giacometti, Juan Gris, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Georges Braque, Paul Klee and Henry Moore are included in this exhibition entitled Genealogías del arte, o la historia del arte como arte visual.

Gustav Klimt

Malaga. Until 19 April. Between Muelle Uno and Muelle Dos.

El Oro de Klimt is an exhibition of the works of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Using sound and lighting techniques, the spectator is drawn into the painting in the ‘illusion room’. Tickets:

Robert Motherwell

Malaga. Until 17 May. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Open Tues to Sun, 9am-9pm, and third Monday of each month.

The exhibition entitled Collages consists of works by contemporary artist Robert Motherwell.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Circus

Malaga. From 21 February until 7 June. Sala Noble, Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga..

During a brief stay in a sanatorium, Henri Toulouse - Lautrec created 39 drawings in crayon about the circus. These works were conserved after his death by his friend Maurice Joyant and reproduced in two stages using a photographic technique in 1905 and 1931. The reproductions were bound in two folders entitled Au Cirque. A selection of these prints will be on display until June.

Teatro Cervantes exhibition

Malaga. Until 19 June. Centro de Cultura Activa Pedro Aparicio..

The exhibition commemorates 150 years of the Cervantes theatre in Malaga. It includes everything from signed photos by Conchita Piquer, Imperio Argentina and Lola Flores, a contract to paint the ceiling to a receipt for the hiring of a dog for an event in the 1920s as well as an autograph book containing the signatures of Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia among many others.


Reyna Manescau

Reyna Manescau, Coín.

Reyna Manescau, Coín. / SUR

Coín. Permanent exhibition. Centro Cultural Reyna Manescau.

The recently opend new cultural centre is dedicated to Coín-born artist Reyna Manescau, known as the Painter of Venice. The permanent exhibition of this famous painter’s work is entitled Íntimo y Universal.

José Hernández

Villanueva del Rosario. Permanent exhibition. Casa de la Cultura.

An exhibition of art work and letters belonging to artist José Hernández. The artist gifted around 20 works to the town shortly before his death in 2013. He spent long periods at Molino El Tejar while creating his pieces.

Axarquía & Costa Tropical

Fernando de la Rosa

Fernando de la Rosa.

Fernando de la Rosa.

Vélez-Málaga. Until 20 February. Sala El Pósito.

Archidona-born artist Fernando de la Rosa is displaying a selection of his works in an exhibition entitled Transcurso.

El Mundo Fluye

From 5 until 29 March. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Hernández..

The exhibition entitled El Mundo Fluye. Dos Miradas Sobre Una Misma Realidad, consists of works of art loaned by the ONCE foundation.

María Zambrano

Vélez-Málaga. Permanent exhibition. Palacio de Beniel de Vélez-Málaga. 952500244.

An exploration into the life and works of Malaga-born philosopher and writer María Zambrano.

Ruined factories

Nerja. Until 8 March. Museo de Nerja.

Ludo Slabbaert is a landscape photographer and he will be exhibiting some of his works including a series of photos reflecting Andalucía’s industrial heritage, the ruins of the factories.


La Esfera de Agua

Almuñécar. Until 25 February. Salas Rowland Fade, La Casa de la Cultura.

An exhibition organised by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Aqualogy. The display will be divided into two sections: Water and Nature and Water and Society.


Almuñécar. From 8 until 22 February. Salas Rowland Fade, La Casa de la Cultura.

A display of paintings, sculpture and poetry with the theme of eroticism by a group of local artists.