Helen Marten: No borders in a wok that can’t be crossed

Helen Marten, Peanuts, 2012, Solid Ash; greasy orange Valchromat; sanded Formica; Cherry; Sepili; Walnut; resin/foam/latex breads and doughnuts; sesame seeds; sawdust; napkin; powder coated steel; pizza flyer from Betty Richter painting; soldered copper sheet; peanuts; steel cut from Charlie Brown profiles rail legs each 120 x 55 cm, top dimensions: 280 x 50 x 4.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Johann König, Berlin and T293 Rome/Naples. Photo: Annik Wetter.
Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies (Bard CCS). (845) 758-7574
Opens: 06/22/13, Closes: 09/22/13

Before summer’s officially over take a trip up the Hudson to visit the first US museum exhibition of the young British artist Helen Marten. Her curiously titled show at the CCS Bard Galleries is curated by Beatrix Ruf and is the first collaboration between Bard and the Kunsthalle Zürich. Marten’s “deeply sincere” comedy is felt through her hands-on engagement with materials and linguistics. Art that evokes laughing on the inside.

June 22 to September 22, 2013
The gallery is open Thursday to Monday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Helen Marten, Peanuts, 2012, Solid Ash; greasy orange Valchromat; sanded Formica; Cherry; Sepili; Walnut; resin/foam/latex breads and doughnuts; sesame seeds; sawdust; napkin; powder coated steel; pizza flyer from Betty Richter painting; soldered copper sheet; peanuts; steel cut from Charlie Brown profiles rail legs each 120 x 55 cm, top dimensions: 280 x 50 x 4.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Johann König, Berlin and T293 Rome/Naples. Photo: Annik Wetter.