Saturday, February 2, 2013

Slaughterhouse Art

They used to kill things at the Matadero. Hogs would be hung upside-down, their necks slit open to let the blood drain out.

This large brick complex that used to hold Madrid's slaughterhouses has benefited from the recent renovation  along the riverfront of Rio Manzanares. The whole area is now used a an art space, hosting projects big and small that elicit curiosity, puzzlement and awe.


My friend Laura and I spent a Saturday afternoon drifting between art installations and art projects that didn't seem to fit within the confines of a traditional canvas.