18.09.13 - 23.11.13 Miyako Ishiuchi

21.06.13 - 30.08.13 Chloe Sells - Senescence

02.05.13 - 12.06.13 Nobuyoshi Araki

27.04.13 - 28.04.13 SPLINTER - An Independent Photography...

12.02.13 - 28.03.13 Michael Eastman: Havana

01.11.12 - 01.12.12 Lucas Foglia

07.09.12 - 27.10.12 Daido Moriyama - Tights and Lips

30.05.12 - 28.07.12 Valérie Belin – ‘Yohoho’

20.04.12 - 24.05.12 Alex Prager - Compulsion

02.02.12 - 05.04.12 Guy Bourdin

02.12.11 - 21.01.12 Boris Savelev - Colour Constructions

07.10.11 - 12.11.11 Jerusalem

08.09.11 - 01.10.11 Alejandro Chaskielberg - High Tide

15.07.11 - 25.08.11 Patagonia

13.05.11 - 09.07.11 Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from th...

24.02.11 - 21.04.11 Sohei Nishino - The Diorama Map Series

08.12.10 - 12.02.11 Winter Contemporary

14.10.10 - 06.12.10 Robert Bergman

10.09.10 - 10.10.10 Daido Moriyama

26.07.10 - 21.08.10 Guy Bourdin

10.06.10 - 17.07.10 Alex Prager - Week End

07.05.10 - 05.06.10 Daniele Tamagni and Araminta de Clermont

24.03.10 - 01.05.10 Yoshihiko Ueda - QUINAULT

14.01.10 - 20.02.10 Kishin Shinoyama- NUDE

25.11.09 - 09.01.10 C O L O U R - Group Show

22.10.09 - 21.11.09 Ellen von Unwerth- Fräulein

10.09.09 - 17.10.09 Starting with a Photograph

27.07.09 - 05.09.09 Revive - Group Show

04.06.09 - 25.07.09 Ofer Wolberger (Life with) Maggie

21.04.09 - 30.05.09 Boris Savelev- 31 Years

11.03.09 - 20.04.09 Miyako Ishiuchi Mother's

05.02.09 - 10.03.09 Scarlett Hooft Graafland-You Winter, ...

13.01.09 - 31.01.09 John Davies Rachel Whiteread HOUSE

20.11.08 - 10.01.09 Nobuyoshi Araki- Hana Kinbaku

09.10.08 - 17.11.08 Simon Norfolk - Full Spectrum Dominance

30.08.08 - 04.10.08 Tiina Itkonen - Ultima Thule

25.06.08 - 27.08.08 Polly Borland - Bunny

25.04.08 - 16.06.08 Alex Prager - The Big Valley

07.03.08 - 12.04.08 Tod Papageorge - Passing through Eden

28.11.07 - 11.01.08 Jeff Bark

04.10.07 - 26.11.07 Eyes Of An Island - Japanese Photogra...

06.08.07 - 31.08.07 Group Show I

21.06.07 - 21.07.07 Valerie Belin

20.04.07 - 01.06.07 Scarlett Hooft Graafland

22.02.07 - 07.04.07 John Davies - The British Landscape

26.11.06 - 03.01.07 Jeff Bark - Abandon

01.10.06 - 28.10.06 Eleven Contemporaries

01.07.06 - 15.08.06 Valérie Belin - Pallette & Chips

07.10.05 - 26.10.05 ARAKI

08.06.05 - 20.08.05 Dodo Jin Ming - Free Element / Behind...

04.02.05 - 24.03.05 Tina Itkonen - Inughuit

24.06.04 - 30.08.04 Desiree Dolron - Xteriors

26.11.03 - 03.01.04 Laura Letinsky

24.09.03 - 22.11.03 Desiree Dolron - "Te dí todos mis su...


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John Davies Rachel Whiteread HOUSE

13.01.09 - 31.01.09

Rachel Whiteread House 7
© John Davies courtesy Michael Hoppen Contemporary

Silver gelatin print

30x42"

HOUSE by Rachel Whiteread, documented by John Davies 1993-1995
Michael Hoppen Contemporary 13th-Juanary 31st January 2009

Narrative landscape photographer, John Davies, captures the British landscape in a permanent state of flux. His black and white photographs show the vast, complex and majestic scenery of industrial and post industrial Britain. He establishes classical geometries within his unique vision that take on a mystical appeal. His works are coolly detached and seductive, showing moments of calm and quiet amidst the inevitable change of the modern landscape.

In the late 1980s, Rachel Whiteread began casting the ‘negative spaces’ inside and underneath domestic objects and soon moved on to architectural features and entire rooms. She was awarded the Turner prize in 1993.

Davies produced a series of nine photographs of House, a public sculpture made by casting the interior of a condemned three-storey terrace house in East London. The series begins on the site of the condemned building, documenting the scaffolding going up, the cement ‘ghost’ of the building, and finally, the empty space the structure occupied.

The House project was commissioned by the public works organisation Artangel. Whiteread asked Artangel to commission Davies to make some pictures for a limited edition book to record what was her largest and most ambitious work to date.

Whiteread created the work by spraying liquid concrete into the building’s empty shell before its walls were removed. The work became a temporary monument to lost communities and a focus for public debate before it was demolished in January 1994. It stood alone as a symbol of survival, as all the other houses in Grove Road had already been knocked down to make way for redevelopment.

The photographs are now all that remain of the house, the site and the sculpture.


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