Helen Marten

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Helen Marten review – Turner winner’s new show leaves you gasping
This is an exhibition teeming with sex, philosophy and the fragments of catastrophe – from multilayered abstract paintings to an embossed bar of soap

Adrian Searle

03, Sep, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Frieze London 2019 review – gags, tapestry and hardcore ceramic panda sex
Regent’s Park, London
Dazzling colour radiates throughout the art fair this year, along with the scent of ayahuasca ceremonies and satirical pokes at the pretension – and aggressive fringes – of the art world

Hettie Judah

03, Oct, 2019 @1:15 PM

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Take that, Charlie Brown! The artists putting the pain into Peanuts
Anxiety, misery, vanity, heartbreak … Snoopy and the gang were always darker than they appeared – which is why artists have reimagined them for our angst-ridden times

Stuart Jeffries

23, Oct, 2018 @12:54 PM

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Hepworth Wakefield uses £100,000 prize to buy Helen Marten sculpture
Remainder of the prize money will be used to turn a nearby patch of land into one of the UK’s largest public gardens

Dale Berning Sawa

05, Jul, 2018 @2:08 PM

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The Guardian view on contemporary art in schools: a joyful idea reborn | Editorial
Editorial: In the 1940s, School Prints were a visionary notion to bring affordable, adventurous artworks into classrooms. Reinvented for the 21st century, they still are today


14, Jan, 2018 @1:42 PM

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More than 150 write letter denouncing sexual harassment in art world
Letter signed by 2,000 gallerists, artists, curators and administrators comes after allegations against Artforum co-publisher

Nicola Slawson

30, Oct, 2017 @12:02 AM

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The Guardian view on Brexit and the arts: a backlash against the modern | Editorial
Editorial: The right wants to believe that contemporary art is a liberal-elite conspiracy. Five million visitors to Tate Modern will tell you different


28, Dec, 2016 @6:35 PM

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Helen Marten: the Turner prize winner who took the art world to task
After a year of extraordinary success, Marten has vowed to share her winnings and chastised the industry for its privilege

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

09, Dec, 2016 @5:57 PM

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Michael Gove's anti-Turner prize tweets are childish
The former education secretary has dubbed the work of Turner prize winner Helen Marten ‘modish crap’ – and championed his own blinkered version of post-Brexit art history

Charlotte Higgins

06, Dec, 2016 @6:01 PM

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Helen Marten wins Turner prize, securing second big award in a month
Chair of judges praises 31-year-old artist, who recently won Hepworth prize, for baffling sculptural work which ‘reflects the condition of the world’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, Dec, 2016 @11:02 AM

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Helen Marten: an artist who thinks differently from the rest of us
Marten’s playful and inventive way with language and things won the Turner Prize over Andrea Hamilton’s bottom, while Michael Dean’s installation was a pile-up of too many elements

Adrian Searle

05, Dec, 2016 @9:49 PM

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Laura Cumming: best art of 2016
Portraits woke up, the tiny Goldfinch flew in, the Switch House switched on, and junk art triumphed

Laura Cumming

04, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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