Conversation and book signing with Tracey Emin
Hear from one of the world’s most influential living artists
Join the Gallery’s head of Australian art Wayne Tunnicliffe for a conversation with acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. Together they will discuss Emin’s new monograph Tracey Emin: works 2007-2017 and her work from the past decade.
The book’s essay, written by renowned British art critic Jonathan Jones, places Emin’s work in a broad art-historical context and sees this recent decade of her artwork as an entry point to examine her full career. Moving chronologically through a prolific decade of work – from major public installations to recent reflective paintings and sculptures – this book shows a coherent vision that defies the idiosyncrasies of Emin’s evolution as an artist. The same mixture of anger, hope, curiosity and vulnerability that informs her delicate drawings and handwritten neon works can be felt in the darker tones of recent monoprints and the weight of later bronze pieces.
Emin is known for her intensely personal multimedia works that blur the boundaries between art and life. Her work has been exhibited widely and can be found in numerous museum and private collections around the world, including the Art Gallery of NSW. Recent solo exhibitions include The Memory of Your Touch (Brussels 2017) and Surrounded by You (France 2017). In 2012 Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.
Immediately following the talk, Emin will sign copies of Tracey Emin: works 2007-2017, which can be purchased in the Gallery shop.
Image: Tracey Emin.