Acme Studios — Marc Bauer

Supporting Artists since 1972

Marc Bauer

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

History, memory, identity and gender, migration, the connections between violence, religion and sexuality are fundamental themes in Marc Bauer’s work. A work that consists for a major part of black and white drawings, but extends to animation film, ceramics, oil painting and sculpture.

On the basis of intensive research, frequently in collaboration with specialists outside the field of art (scientists, musicians, philosophers, authors), Marc develops intimate works, sets of drawings, large-scale, space filling installations consisting of works on paper, wall drawings, animations, sounds. Neither the research nor the selection of the images have any claim to completeness, general validity or methodical accuracy, but follow the subjective perspective of the artist. Marc assembles the collected materials into vivid narratives in which historical and fictional elements and events from different places and times can mix.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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