Year of 2017

Puente de Matadero mural in Madrid, Spain

Stop and enjoy the glass mosaic mural depicting local residents on the underside of the covered bridge—it’s a sort of appetizer for what you’ll experience across the Manzanares River in the Matadero Madrid. The former livestock market and slaughterhouse is now an arts center, with sections dedicated to specific disciplines including fine art, music, filmmaking, and more.

Matadero Madrid is a former slaughterhouse in the Arganzuela district of Madrid, which has been converted to an arts centre. Matadero Madrid is a lively, constantly changing space at the service of creative processes, participatory artistic training and dialogue between the arts. It was set up to help reflect on the contemporary sociocultural environment and support processes to build the culture of today and tomorrow. A unique lab for experimentation and promoting new cross-disciplinary formulae.