Marck

1964 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Marck is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Switzerland. Marck was born in 1964. Artists Pipilotti Rist and Ugo Rondinone are of the same generation and same country as Marck.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marck is represented by two galleries, which are Licht Feld Gallery in Basel, Switzerland and Anna Zorina Gallery in New York, the United States. Marck most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Licht Feld Gallery in Basel with the exhibition ArtFabricFreland. The exhibition was open from 02 December 2019 until 13 March 2020. Marck's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Group show (28 November 2018 - 01 March 2019) at Licht Feld Gallery in Basel and Group show (19 March 2019 - 24 May 2019) at Licht Feld Gallery in Basel. Marck's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Group show and took place at Licht Feld Gallery in Basel, Switzerland from the 28 November 2018 to 01 March 2019.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the history of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an prominent hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Prior to that, Switzerland had produced some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Key Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Marck

Born in 1964, Marck's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Marck

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