Tracey Emin, White Cube

Tracey Emin returns to White Cube for a major solo show. A Fortnight of Tears is installed throughout the gallery’s spaces and includes painting, sculpture, neon, film, drawing and photography.

Confronting the viewer with the most shocking and intimate details of her life runs through Tracey Emin’s work like a red thread. Staying true to this approach, her solo show at White Cube Bermondsey opens with 50 unsettling blown-up selfies of the artist suffering from different states of insomnia.

I really liked her new paintings shown throughout the exhibition. Focusing on emotions arising from loss, pathos, anger and love – they are icredibly powerful. My personal favourite is the so-called Ashes Room which contains beautiful works on paper and memorabilia from the artist’s archive.

Tracey Emin Sometimes There is No Reason 2018 Acrylic on canvas 48 1/16 x 48 1/4 in. (122 x 122.5 cm) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis) Courtesy White Cube

Tracey Emin Sometimes There is No Reason 2018 Acrylic on canvas 48 1/16 x 48 1/4 in. (122 x 122.5 cm) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis) Courtesy White Cube

Tracey Emin A Fortnight of Tears 2018 Acrylic on canvas 71 7/8 x 71 5/8 in. (182.5 x 182 cm) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis) Courtesy White Cube

Tracey Emin A Fortnight of Tears 2018 Acrylic on canvas 71 7/8 x 71 5/8 in. (182.5 x 182 cm) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis) Courtesy White Cube

Tracey Emin 'A Fortnight of Tears', White Cube Bermondsey 6 February - 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Tracey Emin ‘A Fortnight of Tears’, White Cube Bermondsey 6 February – 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Tracey Emin 'A Fortnight of Tears', White Cube Bermondsey 6 February - 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Tracey Emin ‘A Fortnight of Tears’, White Cube Bermondsey 6 February – 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Tracey Emin 'A Fortnight of Tears', White Cube Bermondsey 6 February - 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Tracey Emin ‘A Fortnight of Tears’, White Cube Bermondsey 6 February – 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

Tracey Emin ‘A Fortnight of Tears’, White Cube Bermondsey 6 February – 7 April 2019 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)

White Cube Bermondsey
Through 7 April 2019

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