Saturday, May 21, 2011

House – Rachel Whiteread

Whiteread's House, the controversial sculpture...Image via WikipediaWhiteread reverses our conceptions of space and form. House shows the boundaries, the physical markings that formerly described the living space within, but that space is filled and has become solid and inaccessible. The inner space itself has become its own boundary and defines its own physical limits.

This piece also speaks to me of denial, denial of the traditional house values of being a home, a refuge from the world and a place of safety. Whiteread has denied all access to House, rendering the viewer effectively homeless. - Yorkshire Soul.

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