Frieze VIP Event: Afternoon Tea and Talk with Marc Bauer

Marc_Bauer_2019-34.jpgMarc Bauer, The Race (detail), 2019. Charcoal, dimensions variable. Image: Eva Herzog. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann.



Drawing Room and De La Warr Pavilion will host an Afternoon Tea and Talk with Swiss artist Marc Bauer at Drawing Room on the occasion of his solo exhibition.

This event is part of the Frieze London In the City VIP programme and is open to invited guests only. For further information please write to: [email protected]

Marc Bauer's first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery, Mal Ȇtre / Performance, includes a series of drawings, a wall drawing and a drawn animation featuring the motif of people on boats throughout history, from ancient Greece to contemporary media footage. The works are drawn in graphite and charcoal, and images range from those inspired by fifteenth century Catholic ex-voto paintings, to Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa, up to Aquarius, the boat that rescued migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in 2018. 

The exhibition is a collaboration between Drawing Room and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.

Marc Bauer (b.1975, Geneva, Switzerland), lives and works in Berlin and Zurich. Bauer studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel, Geneva (1999), and as a post-graduate at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2004). Solo exhibitions include: FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2020); De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK (2019); Disegni Sector, Artissima, Turin, Italy; Avondland, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (2018); Tracing Identities, Peckham 2017, Frieze, London, UK (2017); Focus sur les collections Marc Bauer, Le Bal, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (2016); Cinerama, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Marseille, France (2015); Der Sammler, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2014). Group Exhibitions include: United by AIDS, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland; Fly Me to the Moon, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (2019); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK (2019, 2017, 2015);  Autofictions, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany;  21st Biennial, Sydney, Australia (2018); 10 Years Drawing Prize, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Ewige Gegenwart, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland; Cinéma mon amour, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2017); Retour au meillure des mondes, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Donations – Florence and Daniel Guerlain, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark (2016); Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2015).