You and a book are invited to a silent reading party in the installation “The Shoes Are Centered on the Shelf” (Allen Ruppersberg, 2018)! For this one night only, the gallery will transform into a special space for reading, hosted by Coffee House Press. Looking for something new to dive into? We’ve got you covered. Check out a book at our pop-up library, featuring volumes from Coffee House Press and the Walker Library.
“The Shoes Are Centered on the Shelf” (2018)
As part of his retrospective, Ruppersberg was invited to explore the Walker’s library and archives to create a new piece. He visited periodically over the course of several years, pouring over boxes of ephemera, including newspaper clippings, invitations, and printed material collected by the museum over the course of many decades. He assembled items of interest on the color copier, creating photo-collages to fill the walls of the exhibition’s final gallery. Commissioned by Walker Art Center, 2018.