Artist Rachel Whiteread Gives Advice to Young Artists | Louisiana Channel



“Be true to yourself!” In this short video Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread gives her advice to young people.

“Don’t lose hope because things are difficult. To make a long career, you have to be honest, ambitious, careful, and really not careful at all.”

Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) is an English artist who primarily produces sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. She was the first woman to win the annual Turner Prize in 1993. Whiteread was one of the Young British Artists who exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Sensation exhibition in 1997. Among her most renowned works are House, a large concrete cast of the inside of an entire Victorian house; the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial in Vienna, resembling the shelves of a library with the pages turned outwards; and Untitled Monument, her resin sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to art.

Rachel Whiteread was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at her studio in London in June 2022.

Camera: Kyle Stevenson
Edited by: Signe Boe Pedersen
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2022

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