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Virtual Encounter via Zoom / Rachel Whiteread, “Wait” and Other Sculptures (in Hebrew)

Due to the current national security situation, the Museum will be closed to the public. Most activities in physical spaces are postponed until further notice, except for a few events (free of charge, but advance registration is required).

We are all going through extremely trying times. In a bid to help, however modestly, we continue to offer, for the sixth week running, an hour of respite, by providing captivating lectures and encounters every day, free of charge, via Zoom.

This week we will recall past exhibitions at the Museum, get to know some of the beloved works in its collection, and visit important collections around the world. We invite you, the culture-loving public, to enjoy an hour of curiosity.

We wish everyone days of peace.

Rachel Whiteread, “Wait” and Other Sculptures / Lecturer: Galit Landau-Epstein, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

The sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963, lives and works in London) is the first woman to win the prestigious Turner Prize (in 1993). She uses household objects, rooms, or even an entire house, as molds for casting a variety of materials, such as plaster, resin, rubber, concrete, metal, or wall plaster. The resulting image is the inverse of that of the original object, requiring one to view it differently: the absent becomes present, the interior becomes external, and the intimate becomes monumental. We will delve into her work Wait, which has recently been donated to the Museum’s Contemporary Art collection. This work embodies a distilled and sensitive treatment of the notions of absence, memory, and loss, that are relevant in our lives today more than ever.

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Note: The Lecture is in Hebrew.

Image: Rachel Whiteread, Wait, 2005, collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art, anonymous gift, 2020, courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine New York, © Rachel Whiteread