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Rachel Whiteread, Shack I, 2014, permanent installation near Joshua Tree National Park, California © Rachel Whiteread

In Conversation

Rachel Whiteread
Iwona Blazwick

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London
www.whitechapelgallery.org

Rachel Whiteread will be in conversation with Whitechapel Gallery director Iwona Blazwick on the occasion of receiving the gallery’s annual Art Icon award for 2019. The pair will discuss the artist’s career and work, in which everyday settings, objects, and surfaces are transformed into ghostly replicas. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.whitechapelgallery.org.

Rachel Whiteread, Shack I, 2014, permanent installation near Joshua Tree National Park, California © Rachel Whiteread

Taryn Simon, Professional Mourners, 2018 © Taryn Simon

Auction

Artists for Artangel

Live auction: June 28, 2018
Banqueting House, London

Online auction: June 7–28, 2018
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Exhibition: June 8–27, 2018
Cork Street Galleries, London

Artists for Artangel is a special auction to benefit Artangel’s ambitious projects in contemporary art. For over thirty years, Artangel has worked with artists to produce extraordinary artworks of public import in unexpected places. Commissions by gallery artists include Rachel Whiteread’s House (1993), a negative concrete cast of a condemned terrace house in Bow, London; Douglas Gordon’s Feature Film (1998); and most recently, Taryn Simon’s highly acclaimed performance on the culture of mourning, An Occupation of Loss (2016 and 2018), presented in an astonishing underground location in Islington, London. For information on works in the auction or how to bid, go to www.artangel.org.uk.

Taryn Simon, Professional Mourners, 2018 © Taryn Simon

Rachel Whiteread, Stairs, 2001 © Rachel Whiteread

Visit

Rachel Whiteread
Art Handler’s Tour

September 22, 2017, 6:30–8:30pm
Tate Britain, London
www.tate.org.uk

An exclusive chance to learn about the technical and behind-the-scenes aspects of installing the Rachel Whiteread exhibition. This is a one hour tour led by Mikei Hall, Senior Art Handling Technician with time for a private view following the tour. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.tate.org.uk.

Rachel Whiteread, Stairs, 2001 © Rachel Whiteread

Announcements

Rachel Whiteread with her sculpture Detached I (2012) at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, 2013. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Honor

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread has been awarded a damehood in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2019 birthday honors list. The annual honors mark the reigning monarch’s official birthday by recognizing individuals whose outstanding and longterm achievements have contributed to the United Kingdom.

Rachel Whiteread with her sculpture Detached I (2012) at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, 2013. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Rachel Whiteread, Shack I, 2014, permanent installation near Joshua Tree National Park, California © Rachel Whiteread

Award

Rachel Whiteread

The annual Art Icon award, created in 2014 and supported by Swarovski in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, celebrates the work of an artist who has made a profound contribution to a particular medium, influencing his or her own generation of artists and those that follow. This year Rachel Whiteread, known for her large-scale works and use of everyday materials, has been accorded this distinction: she will be presented with the award at the Whitechapel Gallery gala on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Rachel Whiteread, Shack I, 2014, permanent installation near Joshua Tree National Park, California © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Nissen Hut, 2018 © Rachel Whiteread

Public Installation

Rachel Whiteread
Nissen Hut

Opening Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Dalby Forest, Yorkshire, England
www.forestryengland.uk

This sculpture by Rachel Whiteread is a concrete cast of a Nissen hut—a military structure invented during World War I—set in the middle of Dalby Forest in Yorkshire, England. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and the British Forestry Commission, the sculpture is part of a series of events marking the centenary of the end of World War I.

Rachel Whiteread, Nissen Hut, 2018 © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, US Embassy (Flat pack house), 2013–15 (detail) © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Mike Bruce

Commission

Rachel Whiteread

US Embassy, London
uk.usembassy.gov

Rachel Whiteread’s monumental, site-specific work for the new US Embassy in London, US Embassy (Flat pack house) (2013–15), will be unveiled January 16, 2018. Whiteread has cast the interior of an average suburban American house, the type that may have been purchased from a catalogue in the 1950s, in concrete, lifting the details and surfaces of the structure. Each section is unique and mounted on the walls of the lobby, greeting embassy visitors as they enter through the consular court. The project was curated by Virginia Shore, deputy director and chief curator for Art in Embassies in Washington, DC.

Rachel Whiteread, US Embassy (Flat pack house), 2013–15 (detail) © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Mike Bruce

Photo: Stephen White

Permanent Collection

Rachel Whiteread

March 25, 2017
V&A Museum of Childhood, London
www.vam.ac.uk/moc

Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006–08) is now on permanent display. This sculptural work features a “community” of some 150 vintage dollhouses, which Whiteread collected over a span of twenty years. The large-scale artwork is in a variety of architectural styles; the average height of each “dwelling” is roughly three feet. The houses are lit from within, but deserted.

Photo: Stephen White

Rachel Whiteread

Award

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread is the winner of the 2017 Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, which recognizes individuals working in the wider architectural industry who have made a significant contribution to architecture and the built environment.

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Museum Exhibitions

Jeff Koons, New Shop-Vac Wet/Dry, 1980 © Jeff Koons

On View

Elephant in the Room
Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie

Through September 8, 2019
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
www.smb.museum

Elephant in the Room—Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie explores the relationship between artwork and spatiality. The titular “elephant in the room” is those forces and sizes that, although not part of the sculptures, have a decisive influence on their presence in space and are thus an integral part of the expanded concept of art of the 1960s. Work by Jeff Koons and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Jeff Koons, New Shop-Vac Wet/Dry, 1980 © Jeff Koons

Rachel Whiteread, Due Porte, 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

March 17–June 9, 2019
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
www.slam.org

This momentous show is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread’s career. It brings together well-known works alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited. Special sections are devoted to the artist’s archival materials and to her drawings. This exhibition originated at the Tate Britain in London.

Rachel Whiteread, Due Porte, 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

Robert Therrien, No title (table and six chairs), 2003 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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ON BOARD THE SHIPS
AT SEA ARE WE

February 23–May 18, 2019
FLAG Art Foundation, New York
flagartfoundation.org

This exhibition features four works in poetic dialogue: Robert Therrien’s monumental No title (table and six chairs) (2003); Rachel Whiteread’s Untitled (Pair) (1999); and two text-based works by Lawrence Weiner, including a newly created aphorism from which the show takes its title.

Robert Therrien, No title (table and six chairs), 2003 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Rachel Whiteread, Line Up, 2007–08 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

September 16, 2018–January 13, 2019
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
www.nga.gov

This momentous show is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread’s career. It brings together well-known works such as Untitled (Stairs) (2001) alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited. Special sections are devoted to the artist’s archival materials and to her drawings. This exhibition has traveled from Tate Britain in London and Belvedere 21 in Vienna.

Rachel Whiteread, Line Up, 2007–08 © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Stairs), 2001 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

March 7–July 29, 2018
Belvedere 21, Vienna
www.21erhaus.at

This momentous show is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread’s career. It brings together well-known works such as Untitled (Stairs) (2001) alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited. Special sections are devoted to the artist’s archival materials and to her drawings. This exhibition has traveled from the Tate Britain.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Stairs), 2001 © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread

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The Sculptor’s Drawings

April 20–July 12, 2018
Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy
www.museonovecento.it

Drawing, as the initial and essential visual definition of an idea, has since antiquity played a fundamental role in the field of artistic creation. The Sculptor’s Drawings will highlight the connection between the graphic medium and the realization of sculpture and installation art. Work by Henry Moore and Rachel Whiteread will be included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread

Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 2008, Miettinen Collection © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Artist Spaces

December 1, 2017–June 3, 2018
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
www.weserburg.de

For this exhibition, several rooms have been specially designed by artists, and works included range from painting and sculpture to photography and video work, along with multimedia installations. Work by Karin Kneffel and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 2008, Miettinen Collection © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

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No Place Like Home

March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
en.museuberardo.pt

In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979. Photo courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Woman House

March 9–May 28, 2018
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
nmwa.org

Women House explores both the female gender and the concept of the domestic space. Thirty-six female artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who take on these subjects draw our attention to the persistence of stereotypes about the house as a feminine realm. This exhibit has traveled from the Monnaie de Paris. Work by Cindy Sherman and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979. Photo courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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The Classical Now

March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
www.kcl.ac.uk

The Classical Now pairs the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities. The exhibition traces the ways in which Greco-Roman art has captured and permeated modern imagination, while exploring the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern, and contemporary, revealing the “classical” as a living and fluid tradition. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Installation view, Rachel Whiteread, Tate Britain, London, September 12, 2017–January 21, 2018© Rachel Whiteread. Photo by Joe Humphrys

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Rachel Whiteread

September 12, 2017–January 21, 2018
Tate Britain, London
www.tate.org.uk

This momentous show is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread’s career. It brings together well-known works such as Untitled (100 Spaces) (1995) and Untitled (Staircase) (2001) alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited. Special sections are devoted to the artist’s archival materials and to her drawings.

Installation view, Rachel Whiteread, Tate Britain, London, September 12, 2017–January 21, 2018
© Rachel Whiteread. Photo by Joe Humphrys

Nancy Rubins, Drawing, 2005 © Nancy Rubins

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Gray Matters

May 20–July 30, 2017
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus
www.getty.edu

This multifaceted survey features the work of thirty-seven contemporary women artists who have explored the practice of creating en grisaille—in shades of gray. The works on display reveal the truly vibrant and variegated spectrum of black, white, and gray. Work by Nancy Rubins and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Nancy Rubins, Drawing, 2005 © Nancy Rubins

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