Helen Marten Profiled in The Guardian

November 23rd, 2016

Artist Helen Marten is profiled in The Guardian this week, as the artist reflects on her recent Hepworth Prize win, and the upcoming announcement of the Turner Prize winner, for which she is also nominated. “The notion that the artist wants to be a public figurehead and immersed in spectacle is just nonsense for me,” she says. “The artist has a responsibility to communicate in a way that is egalitarian in a world that is increasingly hermetic – but that’s also the job of the institution and the curator. I love talking about my work – but I don’t want to do it in a forum that is a corrupted, dumbed-down version of my words. No one wants to be paraphrased to sound like an idiot because that’s accessible. That’s depressing.”

Read more at The Guardian