Rachel Whiteread's artwork Place (Village) at the V&A Museum of Childhood, London, United Kingdom.
On view beginning March 25, 2017.
Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006–08) will go on permanent display from Saturday, March 25. Place (Village) is a sculptural work featuring a ‘community’ of around 150 dolls’s houses which were collected by Whiteread over 20 years. The artwork joins the 100+ dolls’s houses in the Museum collection.
The large-scale artwork is an assembly of vintage dolls’s houses in a variety of architectural styles and averaging around one meter high. The houses will sit on stepped platforms, evoking a sprawling hillside ‘community.’ The houses will be lit from within, but deserted, their emptiness evoking haunting memories and melancholy.