Please join us to welcome Rachel Whiteread CBE to Modern Art Oxford for a special evening lecture and drinks reception, hosted by The Edgar Wind Society (EWS). Fresh from her critically acclaimed solo exhibition at Tate Britain, and 25 years since she became the first ever female Turner Prize winner, Whiteread will deliver a lecture about her sculptural practice, before accepting the 2018 Honorary Membership of the Edgar Wind Society for Outstanding Contribution to Visual Culture.
Whiteread’s sculptures masterfully utilise diverse materials such as concrete, plaster, resin, rubber and metals to cast the negative space of everyday objects and architectural spaces. Throughout her remarkable career Whiteread has produced significant and iconic artworks that have cemented her position in art history. The artist’s lecture will offer an intimate insight into these internationally acclaimed works, from House (1993), a life-sized cast of the inside of a condemned Victorian terraced house in London’s East End that was controversially demolished just a few months after its completion, to Nameless Library (2000), the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial in Vienna, featuring the cast book shelves of a library full of untold stories, and Untitled Monument (2001), her sculptural commission for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth, in which she presented a clear resin cast of the plinth itself.
A limited number of tickets for the event are available exclusively through Modern Art Oxford for £15, which also includes membership of The Edgar Wind Society for one year (worth £15).
For more information on The Edgar Wind Society, Oxford University’s Society for History of Art, please visit their website: http://edgarwindsociety.co.uk
Rachel Whiteread was born in 1963 in London, U.K. She studied painting at Brighton Polytechnic from 1982 to 1985, and sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1985 to 1987. Whiteread’s work has been exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions internationally, including the British Pavilion at the 47th Biennale di Venezia (1997); Judenplatz: Place of Remembrance, Judenplatz, Vienna (2000); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2003); Rachel Whiteread in Brazil, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (2004, travelled to Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo); Embankment, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2005); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples (2007); Centro Arte Contemporáneo, Spain (2007); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2008); Portland Art Museum, Oregon (2009); Rachel Whiteread: Drawings, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010, travelled to Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; and Tate Britain, London); and Tate Britain, London (2017). Whiteread currently lives and works in London.