Richard Wentworth: False Ceiling—Indianapolis

Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion

Richard Wentworth (British, b. 1947), Richard Wentworth: False Ceiling—Indianapolis, 2015, books and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Freeman, Inc., New York and Paris. Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photograph by Drew Endicott.

Richard Wentworth: False Ceiling—Indianapolis features a dynamic installation of hanging books by the British sculptor. Wentworth has been described as an alchemist of everyday things, turning mundane matter into visual poetry. His various book installations transform the appearance and meaning of his chosen site with beauty, invention, and humor. All books used in the exhibition were generously donated by the IMA public, in collaboration with Indy Reads Books.

Made possible by the Efroymson Contemporary Art Fund, an endowed fund at the IMA. The Efroymson Contemporary Art Fund is an endowed fund that was established in 2006 by the Efroymson Family Fund to support work by emerging and established local, national, and international contemporary visual artists through a rotating installation program in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. Past artists and collectives whose work has been supported by the Fund include Allora & Calzadilla, Ball-Nogues Studio, Tony Feher, Spencer Finch, Friends with You, Orly Genger, William Lamson, Judith G. Levy, Mary Miss, Julian Opie, Heather Rowe, Alyson Shotz, Julianne Swartz, Sopheap Pich, and Erwin Wurm.

Richard Wentworth Discusses False Ceiling – Indianapolis

Artist Talk

Richard Wentworth spoke with guests about his 'False Ceiling – Indianapolis' exhibition on September 24, 2015

Monthly Competition

Every month, you have a chance to win either a Dual/Family membership or a $75 Museum Store gift certificate by entering our Richard Wentworth: False Ceiling – Indianapolis competition. To enter, provide your guess as to the number of books included in the exhibition by submitting it at the kiosk in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. A winner is chosen each month through the duration of this exhibition.

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