Artist Rachel Whiteread in conversation with Lesley Caldwell

Lesley Caldwell and Rachel Whiteread

Photo: James Royall

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Venue: Archway Methodist Church, Archway Close, London N19 3TD

Date: Friday 26 June 2009

Artist Rachel Whiteread (right) talked to psychoanalyst Lesley Caldwell (left) about public and private space and how her work evokes the interior dimensions of social experience.

Rachel Whiteread is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Much of her work is based on the casting of intimate or domestic spaces, and in 1993 she was awarded the Turner Prize for House, a life-sized replica of the interior of a condemned house in London’s East End. Whiteread represented the UK at the 1997 Venice Biennale and has undertaken several public commissions, including the Holocaust memorial in Vienna (2000). Her work is represented in private and public collections worldwide.

Lesley Caldwell is a psychoanalyst in private practice. She is the chair of trustees and an editor for the Winnicott Trust, and editor of the Winnicott Studies monograph series. With Angela Joyce she wrote Reading Winnicott for the New Library series. She has also written on the Italian family, on Italian film and on the city of Rome. She is honorary research fellow at UCL and has a longstanding interest in psychoanalysis and the arts.