Arturo Alcazar


The work of Arturo Hernández Alcázar is the partial result of unfinished operations that he develops as activating devices that intend to affect different spaces for social, political and economical exchange. His works come from a series of encounters that happen in the city, in the outskirts and its sediments, where he picks up the pieces, the remainders, archives and material, to generate temporary assemblies, precarious sculptures and unfinished collections that launch a critical announcement about today’s social context and its past echoes, establishing the idea of a collapse as the core of his aesthetical and discursive concerns.

Arturo Hernández Alcázar works between the City of Mexico, Paris, Madrid and Berlin. Among his international exhibitions the following individual projects stand out: Present is a Burning Building, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France (2013); Balance/Collapse, Artissima, Galerie Dukan, Turin, Italy (2012); No trabajes Nunca, MuAC, UNAM, Mexico City (2010). Among his group projects, En obras, Galería Nuble (2013); Resisting the Present, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012) and the Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico (2011); Disponible, a kind of Mexican show , San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco and Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, USA (2011).

'My work is shaped by a set of tensions and relations thought inside processes that happen in specific contexts. There are three conceptual axes that cross in this process: Installation like space for experimental - spatial knowledge, the work as an entropic form (partial) resultant of the collision of diverse forces (builders or destroyers) of the context and the polyphony as a way to guide the plural process, accidental, provocative where the voices, experiences, recollections and fortuitous finds, will be a determinant part for the production of the work.'

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