The latest in the Unilever Series of commissions for the Turbine Hall has been undertaken by Rachel Whiteread.
Embankment is a commission undertaken by Rachel Whiteread for the Tate Modern Turbine Hall. Contemporary sculptor Rachel Whiteread has a reputation for having created several pieces of public art and was awarded the Turner Prize for House in 1993. She created a Holocaust memorial in Viena, Austria, and created Monument in London's Trafalgar Square.
Embankment is a huge structure made from 14,000 casts of the inside of a variety of boxes that have been stacked in a variety of ways.
My first hope upon seeing such a large quantity of translucent white material was that it is constructed from a material that can be recycled. However, it is possible that the boxes will be sold individually or in groups to people who will be able to use them to store personal items, each one being a microcosm of the overall idea that they might contain interesting intimate possessions. Who knows?
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