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 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)
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London
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
Artists for Artangel
Live auction: June 28, 2018
Banqueting House, London
Online auction: June 7–28, 2018
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
Art Handler’s Tour
September 22, 2017, 6:30–8:30pm
Tate Britain, London
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