dimanche 29 janvier 2012

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin, Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made 1996

Tracey Emin - Tent - Everyone I have ever slept with Although at times obscured by the artist's celebrity, the art of Tracey Emin is serious and focussed, challenging and at times startlingly beautiful. In this film, she speaks frankly about her career, the craft of her immensely varied work, and the immediate, personal themes with which she engages: autobiography, memory, desire, and identity. Many of her best-known works, including Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 (1995) and My Bed (1998), are illustrated and discussed, as is a wide selection of drawings, prints, paintings, neons, appliqué blankets and installations. "I always say if I didn't make art, I'd probably be dead," she reflects. "But let's be more realistic about that. If I didn't make art and I'd done well in life, then I might have gone into retail. I would probably be the person in the shop that would be always organising the displays, and always making the noticeboard look nice in the canteen, stuff like that. I'm a genuinely creative person." Please note that this video contains explicit images and adult language featured in artworks by Tracey Emin. theEYE is an excellent introduction to contemporary artists and their works and provides an ideal resource for a wide range of audiences, including galleries, museums and colleges, as well as individual art-lover.

In 1996, Tracey Emin lived in a locked room in a gallery for fourteen days, with nothing but a lot of empty canvases and art materials, in an attempt to reconcile herself with paintings. Viewed through a series of wide-angle lenses embedded in the walls, Emin could be watched, stark naked, shaking off her painting demons. Starting by making images like the artists she really admired (i.e. Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Yves Klein), Emin’s two-week art-therapy session resulted in a massive outpouring of autobiographical images, and the discovery of a style all her own. The room was extracted in its entirety, and now exists as an installation work.


Sometimes I feel beautiful - Tracey Emin

Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, 2010. Portrait by Brigitte Cornand

Louise Bourgeois & Tracey Emin Exhibition
http://www.artlyst.com takes a virtual tour of the Louise Bourgeois & Tracey Emin Exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in London. Narrated by Juliette Goddard The exhibition runs until 12 March 2011. Who are the Artists and where are the Exhibitions everyone's talking about in London? Check out ArtLyst.com

Tracey Emin. Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made (detail), 1996. Installation details of 14 paintings from a total of 97 works.

Tracey Emin - From The Week of Hell ‘94

And so I kissed you, one of 16 works produced collaboratively 
by Tracey Emin and Louise Bourgeois in the Do Not Abandon Me exhibition. Photograph: Christopher Burke

Tracey Emin - Unttled 2000

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