舊煙廠

The Tabacalera Building

La Tabacalera座落於馬德里市區,就在Embajadores地鐵站旁,它前身是煙草廠,今日則變成街頭藝術樂園。

 

還未踏入煙草廠,煙草廠的圍牆已令人哇哇聲,圍牆畫滿了巨型塗鴉,每幅約三米乘三米,有人像、動物、抽像……什麼類型都有。

 

煙草廠內每幅牆壁都畫滿了塗鴉,還有不少裝置藝術,例如幾何縷空鐵閘、疏窿籃變舞池燈、以舊衣服砌出的人臉等等,創意澎湃。

 

煙草廠還有一個小小的城市菜田,種着綠油油的作物;還有不少雜耍藝人來煙草廠練習,當日就遇上來練習呼拉圈與拋波的人。

 

煙草廠有一個室內空間(約一個足球場大小),不時舉辦不同活動,例如拳擊(太強了)、音樂會、放映會等,可惜我在馬德里的時間太短,無參加活動。

 

煙草廠是免費入場的,任何人士皆可進入,當日我就被一位說是從美國來的研究生截停,希望我填問卷,她的研究題目正是煙草廠,原來煙草廠遠在美國都有人識耶……

 

街頭藝術在煙草廠,古典藝術在博物館,馬德里真是個很有趣的大城市!

 

 

 

La Tabacalera is in the city heart of Madrid and right next to the Embajadores metro stop.

It was a Tabaco factory and it is a modern art center now.

 

I was amazed by the graffiti wall which surrounded the Tabaco factory before I even stepped inside. Huge graffiti paintings covered the wall. Each graffiti paintings were nearly 3mX3m included portrait, animals, abstract…ANYTHING.

 

Graffiti covered every walls inside the Tabaco factory. And lots of installation art such as Geometry Iron gate, an old basket upcycled into a chic dance-floor lamp and face which made up of old clothes…etc

The creativity energy is amazing.

 

A small city farm with green harvestings was in the Tabaco factory.

People came to the Tabaco factory to practice hula circle too.

 

Tabaco factory has a big indoor space (big as a football field) and lots of events were held there such as boxing games, music evenings, film screenings… it’s a pity that I couldn’t attend those interesting activities because I just stay a few days in Madrid…

 

The Tabaco factory was free entry. Every people are welcome. I was stopped by a research student who said she came from USA. She wanted me to help with a questionnaire. Her research topic is the Tabaco factory. Wow, even people far from the US knew here!

 

The Tabaco factory are featuring in street art and the museums are featuring in classic art.

Madrid really is an interesting city!