#10

ART AND WORDS

March 2021

marenne welten

henry martin

If you ask me

What is love?

I point at them and say

That is love

If you ask me

Is love enough?

I say

It is enough...

...but not everybody knows it.

If you ask me

How do we tell the world

it is enough?

I say

By loving.

MARENNE WELTEN, represented by Gallery Albada Jelgersma, lives and works in Middelburg, Netherlands. A graduate of St. Joost Academie, Breda, her solo exhibitions have been programmed at De Pont Museum, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Kunsthalle Lingen, and at Spaceburo (Antwerp). In 2016 Marenne was part of the group exhibition On Empathie (Bridget Donahue, New York) and in 2018 had a solo exhibition Play Yesterday (Gallery Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam). Forthcoming exhibitions include Solo Project (Brussels) and House of Men at Stedelijk Museum Breda. WEBSITE. INSTAGRAM

HENRY MARTIN is author of Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon (Schaffner Press), Yappo (Company Cod), and contributor to Great Women Artists (Phaidon). His poetry, plays, and non-fiction have been published and performed widely since 2002 with, by example, the Irish Times, Fishamble, Underbelly, Hyperallergic, and Roundhouse, London. An editor at Signal House Edition, previous work for The Edition includes fiction, as well as interviews with Justin Quirk and Tom Leamon. WEBSITE. INSTAGRAM. TWITTER

Image credits, from top to bottom:

Hands, 40 x 35 cm, oil on linen, 2020, project: The Idea of a Kitchen (photo credit: Marenne Welten)

The Brothers Sam & Bil, executed outlaws 54 x 49 cm oil on linen 2017, project: Play Yesterday (photo credit: Marenne Welten)

Virgil, 45 x 50 cm oil on linen, 2018, project: Play Yesterday (photo credit: Art in Print Middelburg NL)

Berlin, 35 x 40 cm, oil on linen, 2013, project: It is not alright (photo credit: Art in Print Middelburg NL)

The Idea of a Kitchen V, 30 x 35 cm, oil on linen, 2020 (photo credit: Marenne Welten)

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