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In Conversation

Rachel Whiteread
Ann Gallagher

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1pm
Messe Basel
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As part of Art Basel’s Conversation series, Rachel Whiteread will participate in a Premiere Artists Talk with Ann Gallagher, former director of Tate’s collection of British art and editor of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s sculpture, about key moments in her career and what drives her work today. The conversation will be introduced by Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel. The event is free to attend with fair admission. To watch the livestream event, visit Art Basel’s Facebook.

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Installation view, Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, April 12–June 6, 2021. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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London Gallery Weekend
Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread

June 4–6, 2021
London
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As part of the inaugural London Gallery Weekend, Gagosian will have extended hours at all three London locations. Damien Hirst: Relics and Fly Paintings, the second exhibition of the artist’s yearlong takeover of the Britannia Street gallery, will be unveiled on June 5 to coincide with the event. Visitors can also see Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects at Grosvenor Hill, alongside additional works by the artist at Davies Street, before it closes on June 6. London Gallery Weekend is a new and free annual event featuring over 140 of the city’s leading contemporary art galleries coming together to celebrate culture and creativity.

As part of the event, Gagosian is collaborating with the Connaught Patisserie for a special pop-up, which will be at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, on June 5 from 10am to 4pm and June 6 from 11am to 3pm.

Installation view, Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, April 12–June 6, 2021. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Left: Rachel Whiteread. Middle: Enuma Okoro. Right: Jan Dalley

In Conversation

FT Weekend Digital Festival Spring 2021
Rachel Whiteread, Enuma Okoro, Jan Dalley

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:35pm edt (4:35pm bst)

As part of the spring edition of the FT Weekend Digital Festival, Rachel Whiteread, author Enuma Okoro, and Financial Times art editor Jan Dalley will be in conversation. The trio will discuss the body and spirit in art

Gagosian is partnering with the Financial Times to host the arts program throughout the three-day virtual event. Recent Gagosian Quarterly films on Edmund de Waal, Theaster Gates, Titus Kaphar, Meleko Mokgosi, Rudolf Polanszky, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Adriana Varejão will be screened between sessions. To join, purchase tickets at ftweekend.live.ft.com.

Left: Rachel Whiteread. Middle: Enuma Okoro. Right: Jan Dalley

Rachel Whiteread, Cabin, 2016, permanent installation, Governors Island, New York © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Tim Schenck

In Conversation

Tom Eccles and Kiki Smith on Rachel Whiteread

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2pm EDT

Join curator Tom Eccles and artist Kiki Smith as they discuss the work of Rachel Whiteread through the lens of their personal friendships with her. They talk about the way her works reveal the memory embedded in familiar everyday objects, her drawing practice, and their experience of public projects by Whiteread such as Water Tower, installed on a New York rooftop in 1998. Their conversation, recorded on the occasion of Artist Spotlight: Rachel Whiteread, will air online. To register to watch, complete this form.

Rachel Whiteread, Cabin, 2016, permanent installation, Governors Island, New York © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Tim Schenck

Rachel Whiteread: Detached (London: Gagosian, 2013)

Online Reading

Rachel Whiteread
Detached

Rachel Whiteread: Detached is available for online reading from October 21 through November 19 as part of Artist Spotlight: Rachel Whiteread. Published on the occasion of the artist’s 2013 exhibition at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, this catalogue features in situ images of Detached 1, Detached 2, and Detached 3 (all 2012), along with documentary photographs of the works in progress. Also included are vitrines incorporating found objects, small casts, and maquettes; a series of resin sculptures, cast from doors and windows, in delicate hues such as rose and eau de Nil; and works on paper. A text by Briony Fer examines the materiality of Whiteread’s work.

Rachel Whiteread: Detached (London: Gagosian, 2013)

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
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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

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Announcements

Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund

Online Exclusive

Artist Spotlight
Ed Ruscha to kick off new season of Gagosian’s online series

Launching September 16, 2020

Gagosian is unveiling a new vision for the Artist Spotlight series that will operate independently of our exhibition program. This will cement the platform’s status as a vibrant aspect of the gallery’s programming that allows artists to operate imaginatively beyond the physical exhibition format.

The second season of Artist Spotlight—a series that focuses on an individual artist for one week each month—premieres on September 16, 2020, with a new project by legendary artist Ed Ruscha. A selection of works by preeminent artists—including John Currin, Takashi Murakami, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Rachel Whiteread—will debut this fall. For updates, please contact the gallery at collecting@gagosian.com.

Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund

Still from “Rachel Whiteread: Drawings”

Video

Rachel Whiteread
Drawings

Join Rachel Whiteread in her London studio as she discusses the centrality of drawing in her practice and the collections of objects that serve as inspirations and sources for her sculptures and works on paperThis video was produced on the occasion of a 2010–11 exhibition of her drawings at Tate Britain, London.

Still from “Rachel Whiteread: Drawings”

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
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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

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Museum Exhibitions

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010, installation view, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin © Rachel Whiteread

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Diversity United
Contemporary European Art

June 9–October 10, 2021
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin
www.stiftungkunst.de

Presenting work by more than ninety established and emerging artists from thirty-four countries, Diversity United reflects the diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition, which will travel to venues in Moscow and Paris, sheds light on subjects such as freedom, democracy, migration, territory, and political and personal identity. Work by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010, installation view, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

September 7, 2019–March 8, 2020
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens
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Using various materials to articulate the negative space surrounding or contained by objects, Rachel Whiteread has elaborated various approaches to casting and impression as subject, process, and vehicle for content. In this solo exhibition, Whiteread is exhibiting a 2010 series of five outdoor stone sculptures, cast from the voids under different chairs.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010 © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Air Bed II), 1992 © Rachel Whiteread

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Objects of Wonder
From Pedestal to Interaction

October 12, 2019–March 1, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
www.aros.dk

Objects of Wonder features sculptural works from 1960 until the present. The exhibition, conceptualized in collaboration with Tate, London, showcases recent sensory or thought-provoking sculpture and experiments. The audience encounters a series of works that challenge the genre, where tactility, context, and light play a central role. Work by Damien Hirst, Bruce Nauman, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Air Bed II), 1992 © Rachel Whiteread

Installation view, Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread

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Resonating Spaces

October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Resonating Spaces aims to create a specific quality of spatiality in very varied forms—acoustic, sculpted, and drawn. Although different from one another, the works in the show create spaces rather than being perceived as single objects only. They induce sites and respites in which the capacity of remembering is elicited and images and memories come to life. Work by Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown

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Pushing Paper
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now

September 12, 2019–January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
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Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory. Work by Glenn Brown, Ellen Gallagher, Anselm Kiefer, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown

Rachel Whiteread, Due Porte, 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

March 17–June 9, 2019
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
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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
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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, Untitled (Domestic), 2002 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

September 16, 2018–January 13, 2019
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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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, Untitled (Domestic), 2002 © 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
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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

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