PREVIEW: Rachel Whiteread, Tate Britain

The London gallery will celebrate over 25 years of the artist’s work in sculpture with this new exhibition of her work, on display from the 12th September. 

Untitled (clear torso), 1993, (c) Rachel Whiteread. 

Considered widely to be one of the leading artists of her generation, Rachel Whiteread’s career will be re-examined in this new exhibition at Tate Britain that will look at the variety of her career over three decades.

In her work, Whiteread relies on industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to create sculptures that range from intimate to the extraordinary.

As well as featuring works from her first solo show in 1988, the display will also feature new works that the artist has specifically created for this new exhibition.

Highlights will include some of Whiteread’s most important large scale sculptures such as Untitled (Book Corridors) 1997-8 and Untitled (Room 101) 2003 as well as Untitled (One Hundred Spaces) 1995 – an installation of 100 resin casts of the underside of chairs.

Born in London in 1963, Rachel Whiteread first rose to the public’s attention with the unveiling of her public commission House in London’s East End in 1993. While the structure only stood for a few months, it also helped set the direction in which her work would go in the future: combining everyday architectural and domestic forms with personal and universal human experiences and memories.

The exhibition is curated by Ann Gallagher, Director of Collection, British Art and Linsey Young, Curator of Contemporary British Art, with Helen Delaney, Assistant Curator and Hattie Spires, Assistant Curator of Modern British Art.

Tate Britain’s Rachel Whiteread exhibition will be on display from the 12th September until the 21st January 2018. For more information visit:

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