Whiteread, Rachel – Transient Places – Catalogue Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2002


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Tekst: Thomas Krens e.a.

Uitvoering: Gebonden 

Aantal pagina’s: 168

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: Guggenheim Publications, 2001

Taal: Engels

Formaat: 23,5 x 21 cm

Staat: Als nieuw

Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in het Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlijn, 2002

Rachel Whiteread creates spare, poetic sculptures that challenge perceptions of the commonplace. Working from everyday domestic items, she casts–in rubber, concrete, plaster and polyester resin–the negative spaces inside closets and underneath beds, sinks, bathtubs and chairs. In one of her most personal projects, the artist was commissioned by Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin to make two large-scale casts from distinct spaces in a London building that she recently purchases as her home and studio. Although the building has a history as both a synagogue and a factory, it is a product of austere postwar architecture, lacking many of the traditional embellishments associated with such structures. This fully illustrated volume documents Whiteread’s process as she creates casts from this religious-cum-industrial -cum-personal space, which blurs boundaries between the spiritual and secular, as well as the public and private.