Tracey Emin (born in London in 1963) is representing Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale of Art. Her exhibition in the British Pavilion is entitled “Borrowed Light”, and includes work specially made for the Biennale. For Borrowed Light Emin uses a variety of media including embroidery, drawing, painting and neon. “From smudgy mono-prints to lightly painted oils and watercolours, Emin interprets moments in her life with an astonishing urgency, much of it describing how it feels to be a body taken over by feeling: exhilarating, frightening, embarrassing, confusing, disabling, empowering.” (from the PR). Venice, June 8, 2007.
Pictures, installation images and Tracey Emin images at the British Council website.
Reviews: Telegraph (1), Telegraph (2), Guardian, The Independent (Tracey Emin, herself), New York Magazine.
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