Javier Arce

Javier Arce Bueno (Javier Arce)
Javier Arce's work is a reflexion on the evolution of art en modern society, its inevitable trivialisation and its reduction to merely decorative functions. He makes a critique of the emptying of content suffered by art, its conversion into a commodity and its serialisation, and puts forward a meditation on the new ways of perceiving and interiorising beauty.

"Libro Top Ten" is a (unique) book-file in which the content is a compilation of around 500 (unofficial) images taken from Google, Flickr and Facebook, taken with a digital camera or mobile phone by spectators at performances or temporal interventions by ten contemporary artists selected by Javier Arce. At a time when there is supposedly greater access to and democratisation of culture, Javier Arce investigates how the new way of producing art is being taken to viewers.

Using a selection of these digital snapshots he produced the series "Imágenes Bastardas", large format works engraved by hand on Perspex and glass.
Who Javier Arce Bueno Born Spain, 1973
What Artist Artisticname Javier Arce
Activity Gathering Spain



Graphic arts research

Exhibitions (selection)

  • “Primera Exposición Prestada”, Centro de Arte Caja Burgos CAB, Burgos, España, 2010
  • “This could be a show of historical importance”, Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, Eslovenia / MZU, Zagreb, Croacia, 2010
  • “Espai 13”, Fundación Miró, Barcelona, España, 2009
  • “Reproducción, Repetición y Reivindicación. Multiplicidad en el arte emergente español”, Austria, Eslovenia, Rumanía, Serbia y Croacia, 2010-2011
  • “Schwarz und Wei”, Galería Zink, Munich, Alemania, 2010
  • “24 Escalones”, Museo Nacional de de Brasilia, Brasil, 2010
  • “Un NO por respuesta”, Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, León, España, 2010

Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • ISCP (internacional Studio & Curatorial Program), Nueva York, EEUU, 2009
  • Beca Fundación Marcelino Botín, España, 2006
  • Hangar. Centro de arte y producción, Barcelona, España, 2006

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