theVOV: Lunchtime Tour with Marc Bauer




Join artist Marc Bauer and Co-Director of Drawing Room Mary Doyle as they take us on a tour of the virtual exhibition, ‘Mal Ȇtre/Performance’.

Taking place on Wednesday 28th April at 1pm, this artist-led lunchtime tour explores the virtual revival of Marc Bauer’s exhibition Mal Ȇtre / Performance, originally shown at Drawing Room in 2019 before touring to De Le Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Bauer’s chosen medium is drawing which he used in the exhibition to make small and large scale works on paper, a wall drawing and an animation. Mal Ȇtre / Performance features the motif of people on boats throughout history, from ancient Greece to contemporary media footage with all of the works drawn in graphite. 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. Using the slow and cumulative process of drawing and erasing, Bauer’s project brings the past into the present in his investigation of humanity.

You can register for this free online event here.

The virtual exhibition can be viewed here on the Vortic platform.

theVOV is a new virtual ecosystem that presents landmark contemporary art exhibitions for you to enjoy live and on demand and Drawing Room is delighted to be part of the founding fifteen UK public arts organisations on this new journey into the ‘Phygital Era’, where the physical and digital coexist closer than ever.

Marc Bauer studied at the Ecole supérieure d’art visuel in Geneva and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. His many solo exhibitions include Frac Auvergne, (2021); Drawing Room, London (2019), De la Warr Pavilion, UK (2019). Group exhibitions include the 21st Sydney Biennial (2018), the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2017) and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich (2016). Marc Bauer is the recipient of the 2020 Swiss Art Award – Prix Meret Oppenhein and 2020 GASAG Art Prize.

Mary Doyle is co-founder and Co-Director of Drawing Room since 2002.