Acme Studios — Eric Hattan

Supporting Artists since 1972

Eric Hattan

Aargauer Kuratorium Residency

Eric Hattan is a Swiss artist based in Basel and Baulmes. Eric works across conceptual, video, and performance art. Departing from concrete objects and spaces, his works question the places, architecture and situations of everyday life by breaking the stasis of the world with playful irony. The rearrangement of clothing, furniture, pedestals or monitors plays a decisive role in his oeuvre, drawing the viewer’s attention to the potential of plastic forms.

Alongside the percussionist Julian Sartorius, Eric has developed the performance Chaises musicales, which the duo have staged in various venues including Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe (2019); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy (2019); Musée Jenisch, Vevey (2017); Kolumba, Köln (2016); and Café Oto, London (2016). Recent exhibitions include: Entlang, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe (2019); Distant Loop, Kunstraum Baden (2019); Billy Meets Silly, Le Cabanon/East.EPFL, Lausanne (2018); Individuell, Kolumba, Köln (2017); and Situer la différence, Silvia Bächli Eric Hattan, Centre culturelle Suisse, Paris (2017).

Aargauer Kuratorium, Switzerland

Aargauer Kuratorium has worked in partnership with Acme to develop and provide a London-based artists' residency since 1999. Based in Bow, E3, the residency enables a wide spectrum of practitioners connected with the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, to undertake two six month long work/live residencies per year. Artist application and selection are conducted directly by Aargauer Kuratorium.

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