14 April, 2009
www.edfestmag.com This is an extra treat. Curator Patrick Elliott talks Rosie Whitehead though one of Tracey Emins art works form her show entitled Tracy Emin 20 Year Retrospective, on show at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival. Filmed at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
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.
Tracey Emin - Tent - Everyone I have ever slept with
http://www.vernissage.tv | Opening reception of the exhibition Tracey Emin. 20 Years at the Kunstmuseum Bern (Museum of Fine Arts) in Bern, Switzerland. With statements by Tracey Emin and curator Kathleen Bühler.
Tracey Emin is one of the most famous and controversial British contemporary artists. Tracey Emin (born in London in 1963) became known in the field of Young British Artists (YBA). She gained a degree of notoriety with her uncompromising personal works. In her home country Tracey Emin is a celebrity. Her works are being collected by famous personalities and she is a welcome guest on parties and an interviewee on TV. There are even Tracey Emin songs.
The current retrospective, 20 Years, at the Kunstmuseum Bern is the most comprehensive Tracey Emin exhibition to date. This first big retrospective, put together by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, is also Tracey Emins very first solo exhibition in Switzerland. The show charts her career from the late 1980s to the present day.
Highlights of the exhibition include My Bed, perhaps the artists most celebrated work (comprising her unmade bed, surrounded by the debris of her everyday life), which caused a scandal when it was shown on the occasion of the Turner Prize-exhibition in 1998. Other works in which she refers to her sexual past, her lack of schooling, her abortions as well as her affinity with alcohol are not less provocative. The exhibition shows the full range of Emins work in an exceptionally wide range of media: from her famous appliquéd blankets to video; from neons and installation to her intensely personal paintings and drawings.
This video provides a exhibition walk-through and an introduction by the curator of the exhibition, Kathleen Bühler.
Tracey Emin - 20 Years at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland. Opening reception, March 18, 2009. The exhibition runs until the 21st June 2009.
www.edfestmag.com The works of artist Tracey Emin discussed by Curator Patrick Elliott and Rosie Whitehead at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival. Filmed at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
Charles Thomson (Stuckists co-founder) and artist Brad Lochore on BBC2 Newsnight discuss the 1999 Turner Prize, which featured Tracey Emin. Stuckist paintings are shown and art (a washing up bottle on a plinth) owned by Lochore. Jeremy Paxman presents. Includes the "is my shoe art?" incident.
Newsnight on BBC web site:
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