At the Tate Britain, Thirty Years of Rachel Whiteread

Rubber, plaster, metal, but also paper and concrete. The artist of plaster casts and resin used as a location and space of memory, the first woman to win, in 1993, the prestigious Turner Prize, who attempted to give form to the empty space, filling it with mystery and potent presences, brings her brilliant thirty-year career to the Tate Britain. Rachel Whiteread, British artist that united quotidian architectonic forms with human memory and universal experience, will be the protagonist, along with her more important works - from large sculptures to more intimate works - of an extraordinary event. Tables and windows, boxes and pavements, as well as a selection of Torsos, containers for hot-water bottles, are displayed along with a special selection of drawings from the archives of the artist that filled voids and transformed the negative into positive. These works on paper, realised with pencils, paint, water colours and collage are an intimate component of the sculptural work of Whiteread, one of the most important artists of her generation. Visitors can admire all the documentation of House - monumental cement mould of a destroyed Victorian house, created on site - besides the other projects that characterised - including the Holocaust Memorial of Vienna - the prolific career of the architect.
Samantha De Martin - © 2017 for Bulgari Hotel London