Istanbul Modern, Instanbul
Richard Wentworth (1947, Samoa) has played a leading role in New British Sculpture since the end of the 1970s. His work, encircling the notion of objects and their use as part of our day-to-day experiences, has altered the traditional definition of sculpture as well as photography. By transforming and manipulating industrial and/or found objects into works of art, Wentworth subverts their original function and extends our understanding of them by breaking the conventional system of classification. The sculptural arrangements play with the notion of ready-made and juxtaposition of objects that bear no relation to each other. Whereas in photography, as in the ongoing series ‘Making Do and Getting By’, Wentworth documents the everyday, paying attention to objects, occasional and involuntary geometries as well as uncanny situations that often go unnoticed.
Somerset House, Londres
Oct 21 - Mar 6, 2022
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene
Jun 5 - Aug 1, 2021
Richard Wentworth’s interest in transforming the world lies in the simple fact of knowing that the world has already been built and transformed by others.Discover
Departing from memories and random encounters in his archive, Wentworth proposes a project based on research and distance.Discover