Whiteread, Rachel – Transient Spaces – Catalogue Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2001



Tekst: Molly Nesbit e.a.

Uitvoering: Gebonden 

Aantal pagina’s: 170

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2001

Taal: Engels

Staat: Als nieuw

Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in het Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlijn, 2001

Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) 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. Now, in what may be her most personal project to date, the Turner Prize-winning artist has been commissioned by Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin to make two large-scale casts from distinct spaces in a London building that she recently purchased to become 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.