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Helen Marten

Gourmet Grandchildren, 2013

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12 color silkscreen on powder-coated
aluminum (printed by K2 Screen, London),
with applicated c-print, powder-coated
aluminum shelf. Caputo flour bag in
hand-stitched plastic sack, cast aluminum
olives, cast resin olives, numbered nail
(edition number), string, silk thread, leather
twine, wire. Print 23 5/8 x 17 3/4", 60 x 45 cm,
flour bag and components
approx. 7 7/8 x 6 x 4", (20 x 15 x 10 cm),
all in custom-stamped cardboard box,
plate of spaghetti not included.
19 5/8 x 23 5/8 x 6 1/4" (50 x 60 x 16 cm).
Ed. 35/XX, signed and numbered.

Back and forth between transposing and moving substance, attitude, and form from one great physical world to another.


Helen Marten’s work looks lean and clean, but it isn’t. There is something intoxicated and intoxicating about the cocktail of things—excessive, itty-bitty, wonky—on the walls and floors of her installations.

Briony Fer, Parkett 92