Artist Tracey Emin returns from cancer with raw Edinburgh show

Artist Tracey Emin returns from cancer with raw Edinburgh show

May 28, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • It was 2008 and a major exhibition of her own work had just opened at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, but having read about the campaign to keep two paintings by Titian in the UK, she was keen to have her say.
  • Image source, Keith Hunter / Jupiter Artland Image caption, The sculpture "This is exactly how I feel right now" is incredibly personal, said Emin Tracey Emin first came to fame four decades ago, as one of the Young British Artists whose work was often shocking, intimate and confessional.
  • Beds were a frequent theme - from the tent she displayed in 1997, appliqued with the names of all the people she ever shared a bed with - to the unmade bed she exhibited in 1999 when she was nominated for the Turner prize.
  • Image source, Keith Hunter Image caption, The exhibition features brand new work by the artist reflecting on the possibility of love after hardship Emin has always been brutally honest in her art - whether that's incest, rape or abortion - and she doesn't shy away from expressing her recent experience of cancer.

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