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* A. C. M.

*Also known as Francis Marié

French, contemporary.
Born 1951, Hargicourt, France.


The oeuvre of A.C.M. is of an architectural nature, composed of materials that signal a scratched and dense aesthetic, eaten away by time. His miniaturized assemblages – built with typewriter parts, electronic circuitry and plaster – form complex, dusty and fragile universes that appear to fold up on themselves. His work is represented in several private (Museum of Everything; abcd) and public (Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut Lille-Metropole) collections.


Selected Exhibitions

2010, The Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy

2008, La Cité singulière: les cheims de l'art brut (7), La Maison de l'Architecture & Musée d'Art Modern de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

2005, Dubuffet & Art Brut, traveling exhibition, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne; Musée d'art moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

2004, A corps perdu: abcd, une collection d'art brut, Pavillon des Arts, Paris

2003, Les chemins de l'art brut (2), Musée d'Art Moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq

2001, La planète exilée: art brut et vision du monde, Musée d'Art Moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq

2001, Un art à part: vers l'autre rive du regard, Forum Saint-Eustache, Paris

1997, Art Brut: Collection de l'Aracine, Musée d'Art Moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq

Selected Collections

Collection abcd, Paris, France
Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Museum of Everything, London, England

Selected Bibliography

Dubuffet & Art Brut, exhibition catalogue, 5 Continents & Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, 2005.

Marié, Corinne, Thomas Röske and Jean-Pierre Ritsch-Fisch, A.C.M.Galerie J.-P. Ritsch-Fisch, Strasbourg, n.d.

Steiner, Béatrice, "ACM, architecte du vide," Création Franche, no. 17, 1999.
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