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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Latest Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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b. 1963, United Kingdom

Rachel Whiteread Biography

Rachel Whiteread is one of Britain's leading contemporary sculptors. Born in London in 1963, she studied painting at Brighton Polytechnic and sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. She shot to public attention in 1993 with her sculpture, House, a life-sized replica of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London's East End which provoked intense public debate until it was eventually demolished in 1994.

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Over the last decade she has developed a significant international reputation, creating major public works in both Europe and the United States. Her winning proposal for the Holocaust memorial at the Judenplatz in Vienna was one of the most prestigious sculptural commissions in Europe in the 1990s. This piece involved placing the cast interior of a library, including imprints from the books on their shelves, into the centre of the square. It was unveiled in October 2000. She represented the UK at the 1997 Venice Biennale and created Monument for the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2001. She lives and works in London and her work is represented in many private and public collections worldwide.

Rachel Whiteread Featured Artworks

Garage by Rachel Whiteread contemporary artwork
Rachel WhitereadGarage, 2005Plaster, painted steel and laminated wood
113 x 124.5 x 69.2 cm
Karsten Schubert Enquire about this work
Untitled (Felt Floor) by Rachel Whiteread contemporary artwork
Rachel WhitereadUntitled (Felt Floor), 2003Resinated wool felt
381 x 251 x 8 cm
Beyer Projects Enquire about this work
Untitled (Lamp) by Rachel Whiteread contemporary artwork
Rachel WhitereadUntitled (Lamp), 2009Bronze, porcelain, bulb
41.5 x 8.5 cm
Gazelli Art House Enquire about this work

Rachel Whiteread Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s at Karsten Schubert, London
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28 September–6 October 2019 Group Exhibition Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s 1 Park Village East, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Exhibition For Notre-Dame at Gagosian, Paris
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11 June–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition An Exhibition For Notre-Dame Gagosian, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, toute seule at Gazelli Art House, London
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13 January–26 February 2017 Group Exhibition toute seule Gazelli Art House, London

Rachel Whiteread Represented By

Rachel Whiteread In Ocula Magazine

Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui By Tendai John Mutambu and Qinxin Gao, London

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset...

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Rachel Whiteread In Related Press

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Paper work – the British Museum shows off its collection of contemporary drawings Related Press Paper work – the British Museum shows off its collection of contemporary drawings 4 November 2019, Apollo Magazine

Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Rachel Whiteread, Gerhard Richter. These may not be names that spring to mind when you think of the British Museum, but they all have work filed away in its extensive archive of prints and drawings. 'Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now' lifts a lid on a lesser-known collection at a museum renowned...

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Becoming Home Related Press Becoming Home 1 November 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

In 2012, with the design for the new US Embassy well underway, I approached Gagosian Gallery requesting a meeting with Rachel Whiteread about a potential commission there. Whiteread's inspired and compelling response was to create a transcendent work referencing affordable and transitional housing in both the United States and Britain. The...

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Shy Sculpture: Nissen Hut Related Press Shy Sculpture: Nissen Hut 31 October 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

Situated just around the bend of a path, the sculpture is hidden. Coming across it is a surprise even when you know it's somewhere there. This sense of the unexpected is partly due to its size. It is not small; Nissen huts–the British design from which sprang American Quonset huts–are around sixteen feet wide by thirty-six feet long, and Rachel...

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Five Turner winners call on National Portrait Gallery to cut ties with BP Related Press Five Turner winners call on National Portrait Gallery to cut ties with BP 5 July 2019, The Guardian

Five winners of the Turner prize are demanding an end to BP's sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery, stepping up the campaign against big oil's involvement in the arts. Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Anish Kapoor, Gillian Wearing and Mark Wallinger are among a group of almost 80 leading artists, including winners of the BP portrait...

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