During the month of April 2021, the initially planned Soirees turned into exhibition series is taking place. Organized by Salome Hohl, Anastasia McCammon and me. Taking place at Cabaret Voltaire. For more information, check cabaretvoltaire.ch.

true grid irl
eine Gruppenausstellung
Samstag, 31. Oktober 2020, 14–18 Uhr

Ausstellung: 31. Oktober – 13. Dezember 2020
Öffnungszeiten: Samstag, 14–18h sowie auf Anfrage

mit (Anordnung entsprechend Erscheinung im virtuellen Projekt True Grid)
Josse Bailly, In Jung, Marco Luedi, Kevin Aeschbacher, Alina Kopytsa, Marilou Bal, Adrian Schär,, Basile Dinbergs, Benedikt Stäubli, Simon Risi, Valentina Pini, Yamu Wang, Clifford E. Bruckmann, Hannes Zulauf, Angela Baumgartner, Tim Wandelt, Vinzenz Meyner, Denis Twerenbold, Barbara Signer, Dominic Michel, Johanna Kotlaris, Philipp Schwalb, Ardil Yalinkiliç, Asia Dellanoce Naar, Bertold Stallmach, Michael Bodenmann, Flavia Senn, Elza Sile, Effi & Amir, Thomas Moor, Andreas Waldmeier, Brigham Baker, Lea Meier, Pascal Sidler, Jonas Etter, Boris Siebs, {F_x Office}, Cassidy Toner, Julian Zehnder, Fhunyue Gao, Silvan Hillmann, Vela Arbutina, Vipera&Haas, Bernhard Hegglin, Claudia Kübler, Jiajia Zhang, Maximilian Kirmse, Michaël Reinhold, Magdalena Baranya, Lucas Herzig, Anne Fellner, Michael Etzensperger, Maya Lama, Nico Sebastian Meyer, Philipp König, David Knuckey, Sarah Jacky, Jan Hofer, Fid. Fischer, Roman Selim Khereddine, Martina Mächler, Jürgen Baumann, Roberts John-Michelle Thick, Philip Ullrich, Elina Meksa, Cathrin Jarema, André Simonow, Anna Herms, Anne-Laure Franchette, Florian Dombois, Angi Nend, Mäschi, Liga Spunde, Janes Haid-Schmallenberg, Jeronim Horvat, Jonathan Steiger, Annija Grosa, Raphael Stucky, Ruven Stettler, Julia Znoj, Nicolas Rothenbühler, Nusser Glazova

≜ Update 29.10.2020 ≜
Die Eröffnung findet wie geplant am kommenden Samstag und Sonntag von 14:00 bis 18:00 statt. Aufgrund der aktuellen öffentlichen Situation wird es an beiden Tagen jeweils 45-minütige Besuchszeiten geben, welche um 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 beginnen.
Die Ausstellung wird für maximal 15 Personen pro Zeitfenster zugänglich sein. Wenn ihr sicher einen Platz haben möchtet, meldet euch über das folgende Formular an:


Es gelten die Hygiene- und Distanzierungsempfehlungen des BAG.
Das Tragen von Masken ist innerhalb und ausserhalb des Raumes obligatorisch. Wir stellen hier zwar Masken zur Verfügung, bitten aber darum, wenn möglich eigene mitzubringen.

CARAVAN @ Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
SAVE THE DATE: Opening 05/09/2020
the exhibition will run from 06.09.2020 - 25.10.2020

happy to be part of intimate estrangement with a performative reading. intimate estrangement is an exhibition with talks and performances curated by Yael Wicki, Sofia Wickmann and Giulia Busetti, taking place between Mikro and Schwarzescafé in Zurich.
check out the website for more information: http://www.dis-order.info/

link to Vögele Kultur Zentrum, for more information

Glad to be part in Hard Body Soft Core, an online exhibition curated by Doris Dehan Son & Simon W Marin.

Hard Body Soft Core is an online exhibition that opens on 8 May 2020 and lasts until the physical space of Body Archive Project in Zurich reopens.
showing works by Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig, Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, Johanna Bruckner, Noëmi Ceresola, El Pelele, Nagi Gianni & Raphaëlle Müller, Hajj, Gabriel Junqueira, Martin Kohout, Martina Mächler, Ingo Niermann, Stella, Sinae Yoo

the exhibition is happening on here: https://bodyarchive.net/hardbodysoftcore.  (Exhibition display by Esther Hunziker)

NEWSbody - BONE Performance Art Festival Bern, Schlachthaustheater Bern

05.12.2019, 19:00
An evening of readings at Bar 3000, hosted by Karolin Braegger in scope of her exhibition The Show at Saint Luke.
with readings by Onur Akyol and Ian Wooldridge, Samuel Haitz, Joshua Hopping, Milena Langer (with Li Tavor) and me

06.12.2019 starting 12:14 (lunch time)
Anastasia McCammon and me will be holding a class on water within from a lexicon of gestures, at the exhibition space at Kantonsschule Zürich Nord.

Happy to share that I'm gonna show new work at 'Ausstellungsraum Kantonsschule Nord' on the campus of Kantonsschule Nord in Oerlikon.
Opening on the 05.11.2019, 18h! Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00

Excited about my participation at Plateaux, a festival lead by Mateo Chacon-Pino, Marcel Hörler & Martin Blum on the wonderful farm Froh Ussicht (http://frohussicht.ch) in Samstagern, ZH! starts on the 20.04.2019 and my contribution will be on the 31.08.2019! Important questions on sustainability will be discussed! 

contributors:  Artist Organisations International, Aurélie Strumans, Bergkrautsyndikat, Carina Erdmann & Anna Kindermann, Johanna Bruckner, Johanna Kotlaris, Kunst DU?, Kunsthaus Aussersihl; Leon Roca, Celia Scagnetti, Pino Nessi, Gian Wacker, Fee Egli; Martina Mächler, Matthew C. Wilson, Nino Baumgartner, San Keller, Seline Fülscher, Simon Würsten Marin, Søren Berner, Thomas Geiger, Violeta Burckhardt Razeto, Wagner & Friends

excited to show a drawing at Fil Rouge 2019 ! @ Galerie Mayhaus in Erlach

Is It really a chair that I need or does the chair need me more to need it?

performing a new text "Is It really a chair that I need or does the chair need me more to need it?" at Silent Green, Berlin on 17/05/2019, 10:30, within the Dutch Art Institute's kitchen presentations. (LINK)

Excited that Karolin Brägger and me will be performing guided session 007 at the OTHERWISE Festival at Gessnerallee, among amazing participants! Taking place on the first weekend of march 01 - 03. Registration only -  Now fully booked.

happy to announce my solo show 'do ghosts still believe in us?' at HAMLET (http://www.hamlet.love/)  save the day for the opening: 27th of January 2019! 

SWISS ART AWARDS ( Kiefer Hablitzel / Göhner Kunstpreis) / Opening 11 June 2018, 7-10 pm / Exhibition 12–17 June 2018, daily 10 am–7 pm, 

Another version of '100%@work/do what you love' will be conducted at Höfner Skulpturensymposium. The first version was framed through the exhibition 'Shopping' in Wil SG  by  ArthurJunior. I will be in my office in Pfäffikon (SZ) over the course of the event from 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 20:00. Come by! 

I'm happy to announce that I'm part of the conference Über Leben - How do artists live/survive? Positions, experiences, strategies with the 'annual report 2017'

sometimes i overhear conversations 1 - 3 visiting Germany, as part of the fanzine collection in the exhibition 'the photographic' at the UG of Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Wer schläft, fängt keine Fische.
07.02.2018, 17:00 - 18:15 UHR
Im Gespräch (in Deutsch) mit Stefan Meissner und Daniel Morgenthaler.

Martina Mächler (*1991) ist in der Ausstellung "Keine Zeit" mit einem Audio-Stück vertreten, einer Selbst-Erzählung in vier Rollen in Form von Dialogen mit einer App, aus einer Zeit, in der es keine Zeit zu verlieren gibt. Denn es geht um nichts weniger, als um die Optimierung des Schlafes, um am nächsten Tag umso leistungsfähiger zu wirken. Wie spielt und hangelt man sich, angeleitet von einer App, durch eine Zeit, in der man Tag und Nacht möglichst effizient sein soll (oder sein will)? Stefan Meissner, Professor für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften an der Hochschule Merseburg, und Martina Mächler führen ein Gespräch mit dem Kurator Daniel Morgenthaler über dieses furchterregende und doch gar nicht so unglaubliche Szenario. (Text: Quelle)

Karolin Brägger and Martina Mächler are inviting you to come and relax with us. A guided session will be provided.  (as part of the Program: Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt', curated by Mateo Chacon-Pino & Mikki J. Levy-Strasser) Sunday, 17.12, 18:30  at Hyperlokal, Grubenstrasse 39, 8045 Zürich - be on time, we are looking forward to seeing you!
xx Karolin & Martina

Happy to announce that Karolin Brägger and Me will make a live contribution on Sunday evening (17th of September) Tune in on the weekend (raumstation.cc) or drop by at Raum Station!

,,To Whom It May Concern'' curated by Mohamed Almusibli
Melanie Akeret, Deanna Havas, Gilles Jacot, Samuel Koch, Martina Mächler, Haydée Marin Lopez , Léo Bachiri Wadimoff, Bruno Zhu

Paolo Chiasera
Martina Mächler
Eleonora Meier

Interhemispheric refers to the region of the brain located in between the two hemispheres, the “room” which separates the two halves of the brain. That gap functions as a space of conjunction and separation at the same time, its spatial identity is given by the areas it brings together, or breaks apart, conferring to it a certain degree of autonomy.
Starting from this definition, it is easy to understand the fluid, multiple character that the concept of space can embody, freeing it from a physically defined dimensionality.

Klara Kiss Zip Space displays an exhibition unfolding art spaces and their rules and established conventions, presenting alternative and critical perspectives on the contemporary role of art spaces and their infinite possibilities- of compression or expansion.

The heterotopia is capable of juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces,
several sites that are in themselves incompatible.

Michel Foucault

We could talk of art as heterotopia, a either real or mental space which operates as “other place” in the social realm, and which works according to own rules of behavior and of inclusion.
That physical and inter-psychic space which constitute the dual nature of art, on one side appears as manifestation and occupation of a physical space, on the other as the mental and cognitive space it comes to hold in the engaged subjects, makes of art an heterotopic space.

“Secondo Stile (Wedding)” operates in the liminal area between physicality and abstraction, between expansion and reduction of the concept of space. It embodies the infinite array of possibilities art and art spaces can perform, and opens up the perception of paintings, rooms and exhibitions simultaneously.
Like an introspective journey into the mental space of creation, “Sherbet equivalent of a Love Song” brings attention on the connections and interrelations between inner and outer space, amplifying the subtle yet consistent duality of the place of art.
“Financial Performance 10/2013- 04/2017” unravels the fluidity of art and of its places, and grounds it in the sphere of pragmatism. Disclosing art from the perspective of financial datas and performances, it re-approaches the heterotopia of art with the antagonistic language of the deceptive heterotopic place of Economics.

Opening 27.05.2017, 7pm
Klara Kiss Zip Space
Seebahnstrasse 221
8004 Zürich


Marcel Marlier

Can you roll with me?
Les mouches, Chemin des Ouches 2, 1203 Genève Genève, Suisse
06.05.2017  15:00 - 21:00

A collaborative experience with
Bene Andrist, Karolyn Brägger, Luca Caluori, Nina Emge, Martina Mächler, Samuel Koch, Simon Risi and Linda Stauffer

Carte blanche to Mohamed Almusibli
Les mouches is happy to give carte blanche to Mohamed Almusibli for this upcoming show. He invited Bene Andrist, Karolyn Brägger, Luca Caluori, Nina Emge, Samuel Koch, Martina Mächler, Simon Risi and Linda Stauffer for a weekend during when, ideas, thoughts and gestures can foster together between friends.

For this we decided to use the format of a weekend getaway, in which the time spend together becomes an occasion to develop any outcome and acknowledge the presence of each other by cherishing the individual inputs, which makes it possible to interact and go anywhere together.

On the 6th of May, Les mouches is pleased to invite everyone to join and partake the event.

To underline the collaborative aspect of the event, everyone is welcome to participate in any ways. We will be more than happy for everyone to also participate with ideas, please feel free to bring anything that you think would be interesting to share and collaborate with.

Credits: Commissioned by De Appel Curatorial Programme 2016-17 for "Why Is Everybody Being So Nice?"

Text from De Appel:
Why Is Everybody Being So Nice? is a four-day long programme of panel discussions, workshops, screenings and performances that will investigate different case studies about the ethical and behavioural codes of conduct in the art world – where, in the words of Martha Rosler, “Niceness” “speaks to a demand, in neoliberal terms, for the wholesale invention, performance, and perpetual grooming of a transactional self”.* Why Is Everybody Being So Nice? takes place from 11 to 14 April 2017 at the institution’s new location: De Appel (thinks). The programme concludes with a “sleepover”, The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance, on the night of 14 April 2017.
Why Is Everybody Being So Nice? aims to provoke reflection and a critical investigation into the grey areas between ethics and etiquette that are expected of cultural producers, or anyone working within the sector of knowledge-based, post-industrial economies. Cultural producers are subject to a 24/7 workday – constantly shifting between underpaid professional labour and social self-promotion at V.I.P. previews, and are required to adhere to an unspoken set of moral rules and behavioural standards. In an act of instrumentalization of “political correctness”, the product of the cultural worker is expected to tick the boxes that satisfy the politics of representation, comply with appropriate gender and racial quotas in an exhibition, and to readily accept an unpaid job under the premise of opening up new realms of opportunity in the reputation economy of the art world.
The neologism “Ethiquette” will be introduced as a tool, a fluid working term depicting the tension between ethics and etiquette, which will be investigated throughout the programme. “Ethiquette” portrays a behavioural standard imposed by civilisation processes in the West, and a way of navigating the logics of inclusion and exclusion in the art world. The ever-shifting meaning of the term will be a point of discussion within three case studies of recent occurrences in the contemporary art world. The three case studies will serve as a device and provide horizons to think through and navigate the broader issues of precarious labour in the knowledge economy.
The daily programmes aim to accumulate new perspectives, thoughts and ideas to imagine possible modes of resistance and counter strategies within the precarity of ethical and behavioural codes in the art world. The programme will conclude with The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance, a collective “sleepover”, consisting of performances and interventions that will allow for shared reflection on the issues raised throughout the week.
The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance will also host Open Avond(s), a series of events initiated by E.I.Panza aimed at connecting historical and contemporary performance practices, which are selected through an open call. Within this collaboration, the practice of collective sleeping will be investigated as a gesture of resistance and appropriation of space and time (Don’t miss the forthcoming open call on the website of De Appel!).
Contributors: Apparatus 22, Johannes Büttner and Benedikte Bjerre, Binna Choi, Laurie Cluitmans, Larisa David, Erin Gleeson, Yolande van der Heide (Casco), Pablo Helguera, Gergő Horváth, Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Brian Kuan Wood, Martina Mächler, Vera Mey, Nat Muller, Ambra Pittoni and Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano, Anastasia Shin, Tijana Stepanovic, Jan Verwoert, Young Girl Reading Group, Laura Wiedijk, amongst others.
Why Is Everybody Being So Nice? is curated by the participants of the Curatorial Programme 2016-17: Mira Asriningtyas, Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, Mateo Chacon-Pino, Kati Ilves, Shona Mei Findlay, Fadwa Naamna.
Graphic Design: Fazed Grunion
Entrance: Free of charge / Dinner will be available for purchase
Language of events: English
Please register your interest in attending the programme by emailing cpdeappel@gmail.com
All workshops require RSVP through the email above, as capacity is limited.
For press related enquiries please contact Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti or Kati Ilves at cpdeappel@gmail.com.

Everyday starts with an introduction by De Appel Curatorial Programme

Tuesday, April 11th, 18:00—21:00:
The Art Blacklist
· Fangless – Performance by Larisa David
· Panel – The Art Blacklist, introduced by De Appel Curatorial Programme
with Apparatus 22 (Dragos Olea & Erika Olea), Binna Choi, Gergő Horváth, Jan Verwoert, Moderated by Nat Muller

Wednesday, April 12th, 16:00—22:00:
The Parachuting Phenomenon
· Transfer failed – Workshop with Johannes Büttner and Benedikte Bjerre (rsvp required)
· Panel – The Parachuting Phenomenon, introduced by De Appel Curatorial Programme
with Erin Gleeson, Nat Muller, Xenia Kalpaktsogou, Haco de Ridder, Moderated by Laurie Cluitmans
Thursday, April 13th, 15:00—22:00:
How To Politely Say No To Unpaid Cognitive Labour In The Knowledge Economy
· Workshop – Behaviour as strike: The Practice of “Presencelessness”
with Ambra Pittoni & Paul-Flavien Enriquez Sarano (rsvp required)
· Workshop – Is It Love? with Brian Kuan Wood (rsvp required)
· Balance – Performance, Martina Mächler

Friday, April 14th, 18:00—10:00 next morning:
Exhaustion And Exuberance followed by The Night Of Exhaustion And Exuberance
· Air Talking – Lecture-performance by Ambra Pittoni & Paul-Flavien Enriquez Sarano (with workshop participants)
· Panel – Exhaustion and Exuberance, introduced by De Appel Curatorial Programme.
with Vera Mey, Brian Kuan Wood, Dijana Stepanovic, Yolande van der Heide (Casco), Moderated by Jan Verwoert
22:00 – Friday Night:
The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance (rsvp required)
· Self-Help Hypnosis Session for the Sociopolitical Artist – Performance by Laura Wiedijk
· Open Avond(S) #1
· Screening programme: The Art Blacklist
· Disenchantment Radio – Radio-Performance by Apparatus 22
· Open Avond(S) #2
· Screening programme: The Parachuting Phenomenon
· Young Girl Reading Group 141 with Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė
· Open Avond(S) #3
· Screening programme: How to Politely Say No to Unpaid Cognitive Labour in the Knowledge Economy
· Trans-actional Self – Performance by Anastasia Shin
· Screening programme: Exhaustion and Exuberance

for more information: plattformplattform.ch

On the 14.1.2017 "Pilot" will be an outdoor exhibition of diverse artworks and performances interacting with the industrial Sulzer estate.
It will take place outside, please put on warm clothes. Of course there will be a bar, hot food and mulled wine to keep you warm. :)
With: Meret Bhend & Martina Mächler, Luca Caluori, ISIR, Nico Sebastian Meyer, Angela Osterwalder & Sergio Araya, Maurice Joss, Anne-Laure Franchette, Jónathan Ospina, Milenko Lazic, Sara Tordini

as part of the project : intervention - young artists on campus - for more information regarding the program intervention.proarte.ch

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