Our third panel event focusing on the diverse work of Tate Modern’s Richard Hamilton retrospective sees emerging British artist Helen Marten, graphic designer Stuart Bailey and Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey discuss his interests in design, typography, fashion, popular culture and display. Chaired by Mark Godfrey, curator of the exhibition.
Stuart Bailey (born 1973, York) is a graphic designer who works together with David Reinfurt as Dexter Sinister, also the name of their basement space on New York’s Lower East Side which operates as a ‘just-in-time workshop and occasional bookstore’. Together they were co-editors of Dot Dot Dot magazine. He studied typography and graphic communication at the University of Reading in 1994. Bailey was one of the first participants to study at the Werkplaats Typografie (typographic workshop) in Arnhem, Netherlands, a postgraduate programme headed by designer Karel Martens. His work circumscribes various aspects of graphic design, writing and editing, most consistently in the form of publications made in close collaboration with artists, including Appendix Appendix with Ryan Gander and In Alphabetical Order.
Mark Leckey (born 1964, Birkenhead) lives and works in London. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2008. Leckey has exhibited his videos, multimedia installations, sculptures, and collages internationally and has had solo shows at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada (2012); the Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, England (2010); and Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2009). His work has been included in numerous important international exhibitions, including The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale (2013); Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, New York (2012); and 10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2010). Leckey recently organised the travelling exhibition The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things for the Hayward Gallery in London, and participated in the 2013 Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Helen Marten (born 1985, Macclesfield) lives and works in London. Her work explores our relationship and interaction with everyday materials and, through her installations, the way in which those materials interact with each other. Recent solo exhibitions include Oreo St James, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2014); No Borders in a wok that can’t be crossed, CCS Bard, Hessel Museum NY (2013); Almost the exact shape of Florida, Kunsthalle Zürich (2012); Plank Salad, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Evian Disease, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); and Dust and Piranhas, ‘Park Nights’, Serpentine Gallery (2011). In 2013 she was selected to show at the central exhibition, The Encyclopeadic Palace, at the 55th International Venice Biennale. Marten received the Lafayette Prize 2011 and the LUMA Award 2012.