Arturo Hernández Alcázar — Present is a Burning Building


Collage, drawing, graphic design, installation...

Arturo Hernández Alcázar
Present is a Burning Building

Past: March 16 → June 1, 2013

Present is a Burning Building is the first solo exhibition by Mexican artist Arturo Hernández Alcázar in France.

It groups a series of diverse pieces — partial resultants — that compose an uncertain and unbalanced equation developed during walks, derives, exchanges, an observations along the hollows and fissures of a collapsing system.

As a derivative sequence of encounters and reflections, Hernández Alcázar’s works are composed by rests and fragments collected and assembled during those apparently non-purpose drifts articulated with specific contexts: a sort of interference introduced in a specific wave.

From diverse facts — like the last appearing of the EZLN (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) in Mexico South East — to personal experiences — like living for some years in front of an empty building, being searching for abandoned or suspended constructions in Madrid — Hernández Alcázar seeks for a direct resonance in the social frame by this silent but constant approach to disaster :

“I think on impacts and forces as materials that become in temporary and unexpected alliances, perversions of meaning and aberrant formations.”

Contained in documents, drawings, newspaper advertisements, sculptures, texts, collections, choreographies, accumulations of material, objects, sculptures and actions, these pieces are remnants of those derives and drifts across the wastelands and ruins leaved back by the disaster predicted by Guy Debord some time ago.

The phrase Present is a burning building, came from Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s piece: Trail, p. 21, 2012 based on Portrait of an Invisible Man from Paul Auster.

  • Opening Saturday, March 16, 2013 2 PM → 9 PM
Dukan Gallery Gallery
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Tuesday – Saturday, 1 PM – 7 PM
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