Tracey Emin – A Fortnight of Tears – Exclusive Video and Insight

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I happily spent this morning/early afternoon with Tracey Emin at a press invitation to her brand new exhibition entitled ‘A Fortnight of Tears‘ at the White Cube, Bermondsey, London, SE1. This is a major exhibition installed throughout the gallery’s spaces, exhibits include sculpture, neon, painting, film, photography and drawing, all focusing on Emin’s own memories and emotions, arising from loss, pathos, anger and love.

This exhibition is one to feast upon, throughout the exhibition Emin articulates the joy and suffering that is intrinsic to our human existence. Often with fraught memories of sexual relations, the very physical and emotional trauma she endured with her abortion of twins (past three months pregnancy), and most notably the passing of her mother. Pain is very much of the theme of ‘A Fortnight of Tears’, works shown in the North Galleries in particular evoke states of bereavement, grief and abiding love.

The vast bronze sculpture entitled ‘The Mother (2017), relates to Emin’s public commission for Oslo’s Museum Island, which will be permanently installed beside the Edvard Much Museum from late spring 2020. A kneeling nude, gazing intently upon an absent form, a ghost perhaps, cradled in her palms, she is a philiosophical symbol of femininity and sanctuary. There are two further impassioned bronze sculptures exhibited throughout this vast space.

Our film captured below includes a question that I asked her, from the call out that I sent out a few weeks ago. This is Lisa Mitchell’s question and Emin addresses it with much passion.

I loved Tracey Emin’s work prior to meeting her today, now, if it’s possible I love it even more. If you do get a chance to visit this exhibition I strongly recommend it. It is open to the public from 6 February – 7 April 2019, White Cube, Bermondsey, London. Do go!

 

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Exhibition News – We Share Your Questions with Tracey Emin!

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One of my New Year Resolutions for 2019 is to accept an invitation to at least one Private View Art Exhibition per month and naturally, I do not want to attend these on my own. So, for each Exhibition that I am invited to and accept, I will give our readers the opportunity to put a question to the artist. On 4 February 2019 I will be at the White Cube, Bermondsey, London with Tracey Emin. She’s one of my favourite artists and I have not had the pleasure of meeting her previously.

Emin has a major solo exhibition entitled ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ featuring new painting, photography, film, large-scale sculpture and neon text. Stemming from the her deeply personal memories and emotions ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love, highlights from the exhibition include three monumental bronze sculptures, the largest Emin has produced to date, as well as a new self-portrait photographic series titled ‘Insomnia’.

I have a Q&A session booked and I’m opening this up to our readers. Please jot any question you may have in the comment section below and I’ll select from these to personally ask her.

 

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Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #53

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Welcome back to our fifty second post in our Tickle Your Fancysection. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

Enjoy!

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