At the beginning of May Seville will host its famous Feria de Abril. As a yearly festivity that this region is known for worldwide, it is filled with many exciting events to which people from all over the world come to renting apartments in Seville to join the party. The dates for this year’s Feria are May 2nd to May 8th.
If you haven’t been to Seville before and the exciting Feria got you in the mood to relax and calm down a little bit a trip to the museum could be the ideal remedy. One of Seville’s most notable museums is the CAAC, the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo.
Aside from themed exhibitions that change every couple of months and highlight the work of one or more artists, the museum has a great permanent collection. The main focus of the permanent collection is the history of contemporary art in Andalusia in its creativity, tendencies and relationship with other national and international artists. The collection contains works by Candida Hofer, Rebecca Horn, Luis Gordillo, Pablo Palazuelo, Joseph Kosuth and Louise Bourgeois.
One of the temporary exhibitions that can be visited around the dates of the Feria is:
Without Reality There is no Utopia
As part of the The Political Constitution of the Present cycle, the aim of the exhibition is described as the following: “…in the age of simulacra and virtuality, the disappearance of the real also drags along the utopian. This is why it is urgent and necessary to reset the real, to return to reality, or, at least, to its analysis, in order to attempt to apprehend a new utopian thought. The current situation demands it.”
A nice detail about this museum is that the building used to be a monastery, the Cartuja Monastery to be precise, and the grounds bare a lot of beautiful ancient arquitecture and history. The gardens, orchards and several chapels are a very nice contrast to the modern art of the center.
May is a great time visit Seville for the Feria de Abril. But there is never a bad moment to rent Seville Apartments. The people in Andalusia are known to be very welcoming, warm-hearted people and CAAC is only a small part of the cultural offer of the city.