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Richard Wentworth

has developed in his work new forms of relations to “things” across industrial, media, cultural, political history to the present. Making Do and Getting By (1972-ongoing), an extensive journal of encounters, has redefined both photography and sculpture—while arguably paving an artistic way towards Instagram. He has archived the layers of the present day in two projects with the Hayward Gallery, Thinking Aloud (1999) and History is Now (2015), dialogued with many different settings for his art, from biennials to museum exhibitions, to books, to unexpected locations—such as his Artangel project in 2002, An Area of Outstanding Unnatural Beauty and Black Maria at King’s Cross, working closely with the architects Gruppe in 2013. He lives and works in London.
Other texts by Richard Wentworth for DIAPHANES
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  • art theory
  • contemporary art
  • photography