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Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson

Through January 8, 2023
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Anniversary Exhibition—Special Guest Duane Hanson, features more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection, from modern to contemporary art, to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the institution. Several hyperrealist sculptures by Duane Hanson enrich the presentation, opening up surprising perspectives on the exhibited artworks, architecture, staff, and visitors. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Rachel Whiteread, Drigg Hut, 2022 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread in
Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast–Landmark Artwork Proposal Exhibition

September 10–October 9, 2022
Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, England
thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

This exhibition showcases proposals developed over the last two years in response to the varied landscapes and coastline of West Cumbria, where the Lake District National Park meets the Irish Sea. Organized as part of the public art program Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast, the show presents designs, models, and films by four artists, including Rachel Whiteread, who have been shortlisted to produce a new landmark artwork for the borough of Copeland.

Rachel Whiteread, Drigg Hut, 2022 © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (For WHP), 2015 © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Reframed
The Woman in the Window

May 4–September 4, 2022
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Reframed: The Woman in the Window brings together more than fifty artworks from ancient civilizations to the present day to explore how artists have long used the motif of “the woman in the window” to elicit a particular kind of response, ranging from empathy to voyeurism. Featuring sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, film, and installation art, the exhibition aims to identify key geographic locations, cultures, and time periods in which this visual trope has had a particular meaning and what it reveals about issues of gender and visibility. Work by Jeff Wall and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (For WHP), 2015 © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view, Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England, June 26, 2021–April 24, 2022. Artwork, left to right, top to bottom: © Lothar Gotz; © Julian Opie; © Bob and Roberta Smith; © Michael Landy; © Sean Scully; © Cecily Brown; © Glenn Brown; © Tacita Dean; © George Shaw; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, DACS 2021; © Gillian Wearing; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, DACS 2021; © Gary Hume; © Fiona Rae; © Rachel Whiteread; © Toby Ziegler

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Masterpieces in Miniature
The 2021 Model Art Gallery

June 26, 2021–April 24, 2022
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England
pallant.org.uk

In a unique response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pallant House Gallery has commissioned the 2021 Model Art Gallery, a scaled-down space designed by Wright & Wright architects featuring specially made miniature artworks—all ranging from the size of a pound coin to no larger than 20 centimeters—by more than thirty leading contemporary British artists, including Glenn Brown, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst, and Rachel Whiteread. Together with the Thirty Four Gallery and the Model Gallery 2000, these miniature galleries tell the story of Modern British art from the 1930s through today.

Installation view, Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England, June 26, 2021–April 24, 2022. Artwork, left to right, top to bottom: © Lothar Gotz; © Julian Opie; © Bob and Roberta Smith; © Michael Landy; © Sean Scully; © Cecily Brown; © Glenn Brown; © Tacita Dean; © George Shaw; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, DACS 2021; © Gillian Wearing; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, DACS 2021; © Gary Hume; © Fiona Rae; © Rachel Whiteread; © Toby Ziegler

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
georgiamuseum.org

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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Rachel Whiteread in
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
britishmuseum.org

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
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, Untitled (Domestic), 2002 © 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, 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, Germany, 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, Germany, 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
wexarts.org

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

Alberto Giacometti, Femme égorgée, 1932/40, Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris) 

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À pied d’oeuvre(s)

March 31–July 9, 2017
Monnaie de Paris
www.monnaiedeparis.fr

À pied d’oeuvre(s) examines the history of sculpture through three crucial moments. In 1917, Marcel Duchamp placed a coatrack on the ground and named it Trébuchet (Trap); in 1939, Alberto Giacometti showed a sculpture of a body of an injured woman lying on the floor; in 1960, Yves Klein removed one of his paintings from a wall and covered the space in gesso. These three masterpieces, rarely seen together, initiate a floor-level tour of the Centre Pompidou’s collections and synthesize three key moments from the history of twentieth-century sculpture: in doing so, they embody the exhibition’s aim. Work by Man Ray, Richard Serra, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Alberto Giacometti, Femme égorgée, 1932/40, Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris) 

Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

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The Beginning of Everything
Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections

February 24–June 18, 2017
The Menil Collection, Houston
www.menil.org

In anticipation of the October 2017 opening of the Menil Drawing Institute, the museum is exhibiting a selection of drawings spanning the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. The show highlights promised gifts from the collections of Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim, as well as works from David Whitney’s 2005 bequest, which include those by Balthus, Georg Baselitz, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.

Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York