The Gran Boathouse is located on the waters edge in Røykenviken, Hadeland. Internationally renowned and award winning Rachel Whiteread is the artist behind The Gran Boathouse.
Rachel Whiteread was asked to make a sculpture in Gran municipality. She had for some time wanted to work with smaller buildings in remote places. Røykenviken in the municipality of Gran was the kind of peaceful location she had been looking for. The boathouse and its interior had the qualities she was after. It represents the history of the place. This sculpture is preserving what would otherwise have been lost.
The artist's comment
The work is a cast of the interior of an old boathouse. Whiteread turns the boathouse inside out thereby capturing a moment in time.“I have mummified the air inside the boathouse”, says Rachel Whiteread.
About Rachel Whiteread
Rachel Whiteread is one of Great Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Rachel Whiteread’s sculptures are often casts of everyday objects. Her sculptures are typically casts of “negative space”. The Gran Boathouse is her first work in Norway.