Public Program

Artist Talk: Marc Bauer

Artist Marc Bauer joins Kelly Montana, the Menil Drawing Institute’s Assistant Curator, for a talk on the occasion of the unveiling of Bauer’s wall drawing, the fifth in an ongoing series of ephemeral, site-specific installations at the Menil Drawing Institute. The talk is followed by a reception with the artist.

The Artist Talk series is generously supported by the Cockrell Family Fund.

Glasstire is the Media Sponsor of Artist Talk: Marc Bauer.

Attending the program:

This program takes place in the Menil Drawing Institute, located at 1412 W. Main St. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the artist:

Marc Bauer (b. 1975)’s art practice is based in his careful examination of how images circulate in print and online media platforms. Bauer uses drawing to reconfigure found images—from sources ranging from personal family albums to cable news streams—with the goal of ultimately shaping a prismatic view of history, culture, and politics. He likens this process to a kind of witnessing, a deliberate and deeply personal way of seeing and understanding the world.

Marc Bauer’s art has been featured in solo exhibitions across Europe; he recently unveiled a new drawing commission for the 2022 Congo Biennial in Kinshasha. His work is represented in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen, among others, and he was the recipient of the 2020 Prix Meret Oppenheim, Switzerland’s most prestigious art award. Born in Geneva, Bauer now lives and works in Zurich.