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"Rachel Whiteread: First Solo Exhibition on Scotland"
2001-09-29 until 2001-12-09
National Galleries of Scotland
Born in London in 1963, Rachel Whiteread is one of
Britain's leading artists. This exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, co-organised
with the Serpentine Gallery in London, will include
fifteen major sculptures, including one large work
made especially for the exhibition. Since 1988
Whiteread has made casts of the insides of ordinary
domestic objects, initially using wardrobes, and
subsequently beds, floors, baths and even whole rooms.
Cast in plaster, rubber or resin, the works duplicate the
space within the objects in an arresting and richly
In 1993 Whiteread made a cement
cast of the inside of a terraced three-story house in the
London borough of Hackney, where she lives and works.
House was demolished, amidst great controversy, in
1994; at the same moment Whiteread was awarded the
Turner Prize. While Whiteread's work has been
exhibited internationally, this is her first important
solo exhibition in either London or in Scotland.