Rachel Whiteread the Turner Prize winning sculptor is returning to the university where she learned her craft to create an artwork that will be a centrepiece of UCL’s new multi-million pound student centre.
Trying to get hold of Rachel Whiteread to talk about her new exhibition at Tate Britain, her largest to date is rather like attempting to gain an audience at the White House.
18 March 2017
Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) will go on permanent display at the V&A Museum of Childhood
31 January 2017
Top artists including Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread and Ron Arad have been shortlisted for the newly commissioned London Holocaust memorial. Envisaged as a place for everyone to come to remember the Holocaust, as well as a focal point for annual national commemorations, the Memorial will affirm the United Kingdom’s commitment to stand up against prejudice and hatred.
The Turner Prize winning artist Rachel Whiteread has opted for a chilly but exhilarating site on New York’s Governors Island for her latest piece of public art. Consulting curator Tom Eccles and his team at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies, landscape architects from West 8, and representatives from Rachel’s studio in London and her gallery Luhring […]
In order for something to be ‘found’, it has to at some point in its history been ‘lost’ – Cornelia Parker Cornelia Parker has curated ‘Found,’ a major new exhibition of contemporary art at London’s Foundling Museum, opening on 27th May and running until 4 September. Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to contribute […]
Tate Liverpool presents An Imagined Museum: works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections sees three major European art museums bring together over 60 major, post 1945 artworks from their prestigious galleries. On display will be works by Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg, Bridget Riley, Dorothea Tanning, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread and many more. You’ve […]
6 February 2015
The Berloni Gallery presents The Presence Of Absence, the galleries new group exhibition curated by writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent. The principle of negative space has been recognised as a key element of artistic composition. The concept of the exhibition is to feature content as opposed to form: Carey-Kent posits the idea that what is […]
With a sizeable piece of public art; the British artist Alex Chinneck has created a two-story house made from wax in the London area of Southwark The site specific work is part of the Merge Festival 2014, Design Boom reports. The work is titled ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’ and built by the artist […]
Rachel Whiteread the Turner Prize-winning artist, has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create the new cover of London’s free pocket Tube map. One of the most widely viewed works of art in the world, with a print run of over 12 million, Whiteread’s The Hole of London 2014 will be the twentieth […]
Before I went to Rachel Whiteread’s latest exhibition at Gagosian gallery, I read an unkind review in one of the London free newspapers charging her with lacking originality and obeying just another ploy from Larry Gagosian to satisfy his wealthy art collectors. This is just ridiculous. It’s also unfair. Artists often repeat a theme, or […]
20 April 2013
Paul Carey-Kent highlights 10 interesting artists who happen to be women! No sooner have I celebrated women in charge than a glut of interesting artists who happen to be female open shows in the first few days of April, so here’s some extra coverage… It’s an indication of the richness of London’s art scene […]
A new exhibition by artist Rachel Whiteread CBE opens at Gagosian this Thursday. “Detached,” is an exhibition of new sculpture which calls by name the process of abstracting or distantiating from reality, that is an intrinsic part of the artistic process. Whiteread is one of the Young British Artists (YBA’s) who exhibited at the Royal […]
Rachel Whiteread’s gilded bronze frieze, ‘Tree of Life’ has been voted the nation’s favourite work of art supported by the Art Fund in 2012, in a poll of museum goers. Featuring clusters of leaves, cast in bronze and plated in gold leaf, Tree of Life covers the sculptural façade of the Whitechapel Gallery in East […]
We reported on 8 October that a Henry Moore sculpture titled Draped Seated Woman was to be sold by Tower Hamlets council to pay for frontline services. The work of art was originally sold by Moore, an active Socialist, at a fraction of its market value, on the understanding that it would be displayed in […]
Last week Rachel Whiteread’s golden sculptural frieze for the Whitechapel Gallery was unveiled. This project is one of the permanent public art projects commissioned for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. One of the best-known London galleries, the Whitechapel Gallery stands stately though formidably just outside the exit of Aldgate East tube station. This small patch of […]
Turner Prize winning Artist creates permanent Sculpture for London gallery The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned Rachel Whiteread to produce a permanent artwork to decorate the outside of the Gallery. The frieze will be constructed in cast bronze and gilded. The organic plant form will be an updated version of the detailing, which decorates Vienna Secessionist […]
9 February 2012
East Wing X: Material Matters @ Courtauld Institute of Art – REVIEW Every other year, coming on for two decades, the Courtauld Institute of Art has given over its East Wing to a student-run exhibition of contemporary art. It represents a sort of test run for the curators of the future, currently being incubated in […]
David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Rachel Whiteread and Martin Creed are some of the visual artists the DCMS has announced to officially represent London during the 2012 Olympics. More than 1,000 nationwide events ranging from dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation are planned with the aim of pulling in over three million people. The […]