Holocaust memorial on Judenplatz in Vienna
© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Empty spaces with content

Whiteread left a lasting mark on the city in the year 2000 with her Holocaust memorial in the first district, and changed the discourse of remembrance. It was therefore high time for a comprehensive retrospective to be held of the artist, who was born in London in 1963. The time has now finally come: the Belvedere 21 presents the exhibition "Rachel Whiteread". It focuses on key works from her various creative periods. Of course, the memorial for the Jewish victims of the Shoah in Austria is also an element.

Whiteread is known for her intimate to monumental castings of empty spaces. For her negative forms of everyday objects, furniture and architectural elements, the British artist uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber, metal and paper. With around 70 works, the show spans an arc from the early castings to the newest papier mache reliefs.

A key piece of the presentation is the work "Untitled (Room 101)". It concerns the casting of Room 101 in the former building of the BBC, possibly the George Orwell's template for "Room 101", the torture chamber in his novel "1984".

Rachel Whiteread

March 7 to July 29, 2018

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1,50€ off
  • Opening times

    • We - Su, 11:00 - 18:00
    • We, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Public Holidays (including Monday and Tuesday) 11 am-6 pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   140  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 1 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 100 cm wide and 250 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (spaces in the Blickle cinema by the entrance on the right)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours on the architecture of 21er Haus and the sculptures of Fritz Wotrub for blind and visually impaired people. Seating in collection area.

    • Comments

      Sitzmöglichkeiten in den Ausstellungen, im Foyer und in der Garderobe.

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