Acme Studios — RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co)

Supporting Artists since 1972

RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co)

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza and Daniel Hauser are visual artists who have worked together since 1983 as RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co). In its works, RELAX occupies an artistic position that seeks out in-between spaces, infiltrates them, questions economic connections and their cultural impact and examines social links and patterns. The artists' research is transformed into photography, installations, drawings, video works and performances

RELAX have exhibited at Graphic Art Collection ETH Zurich, 2018, Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, 2015, Cornerhouse Manchester, 2010, Museum Folkwang Essen, 2008, and the Swiss Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2000.

Image credit: RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), what is wealth?, 2017, installation view at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zurich, Courtesy: relax-studios.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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