Wednesday 11 September 18:30 - 20:30

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Mal Ȇtre / Performance Private View and Exhibition Tour

Performing & Visual Arts

Drawing Room invites you to the opening of Mal Ȇtre / Performance, Marc Bauer’s first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery.

With an informal tour of the exhibition given by Drawing Room co-director Mary Doyle and artist Marc Bauer at 7pm.

Marc Bauer’s Mal Ȇtre / Performance is a new body of work commissioned jointly by Drawing Room and De La Warr Pavilion. Bauer’s chosen medium is drawing which he uses here 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. All of the works are drawn in graphite, 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. Using the slow and cumulative process of drawing and erasing, Bauer’s project brings the past into the present in his investigation of humanity. He says:

This new installation of drawings is an attempt to understand the relationship between images, to see what impact they have on our perception of reality, and how they condition our way of thinking and define our identities.

More information about Mal Ȇtre / Performance here.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Drawing Room (London) and De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill-on-Sea). It will be on exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion from 1st February to 10th May 2020 and FRAC Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand) in Summer 2020.


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