Rachel Whiteread discusses her practice and her new sculpture commissioned by UCL with Professor Briony Fer and Professor Tamar Garb.
Earlier in 2019, UCL was delighted to unveil the artist’s work, which directly connects the Student Centre with the history and heritage of the UCL Slade School of Fine Art where she studied sculpture. As the first woman to be awarded the Turner Prize in 1993, Whiteread is the perfect addition to the university’s significant collection of work by female artists.
Whiteread is one of the leading sculptors working in the UK and internationally. Together with Thomson and Craighead, whose digital installation can also be seen in the Student Centre, she is one of the first artists to be commissioned as part of UCL’s public art programme and our Year of Sculpture celebrations taking place throughout 2019.
The artist will be joined at the Bloomsbury Theatre by Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art at UCL and Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art and Director of UCL Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences.