Arca is back in Paris with a series of events at the Bourse de Commerce—Pinault Collection. The program, titled “The Light Comes in the Name of the Voice”, showcases her multifaceted talents as a musician, painter, and curator.

Arca, who was born in Venezuela and is based in Barcelona, is one of the most influential artists in the music scene today. She started her career with two EPs in 2012, Stretch 1 and Stretch 2, that blended club music and hip-hop with experimental sounds. She then collaborated with renowned artists such as Björk, Ryuchi Sakamoto, and Lil Uzi Vert, and released her own albums that explored pop, electronic, Latin, and reggaeton influences. Her music is constantly evolving and transforming, reflecting her identity as a queer and trans woman.

At the Bourse de Commerce, Arca’s new musical exploration is inspired by the concept of sound transformation. She performs with a magnetic resonated piano, a device that modifies the sound of the piano strings with electronic vibrations. The result is a sonic journey that creates new harmonies and crescendos, controlled by Arca from the keyboard. When Arca is not on stage, the piano continues to play by itself, using an artificial intelligence system designed by Bronze.


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In addition to her musical performance, Arca also exhibits her paintings for the first time in the museum’s basement. The paintings are dark and abstract, representing a single image that captures different states of mind. They contrast with the bright and colorful music that fills the Rotunda. On the last night of the program, the paintings serve as a backdrop for a club night curated by Arca, featuring pop and underground music. The party includes Bobby Beethoven (formerly known as Total Freedom), a DJ who mixes diverse sounds, Caracas legendary DJ Babatr, a master of techno, Nkisi, a producer of experimental electronic music, and Björk, Arca’s longtime friend and collaborator.


On March 2, during opening hours of the Bourse de Commerce—Pinault Collection, the magnetic resonator piano plays on its own in the Rotunda, thanks to Bronze AI technology. On March 2 and 3, during museum opening hours, a series of paintings by Arca is exhibited in the Foyer.

1 & 2 MARCH 2024—ROTUNDA
9 pm – 10 pm: Arca (improvisations on magnetic resonator piano)

Club night with DJ sets
— 8:30 pm: Doors open
— 9 pm: Bobby Beethoven
— 10 pm: Arca
— 11 pm: Björk
— Midnight: Dj Babatr
— 1 am: Nkisi

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