Art into Life: Essays on Tracey Emin


ISBN: 9781350296152
Artist(s): Tracey Emin
Author(s): Alexandra Kokoli and Deborah Cherry (Editors)
Format: paperback
Year published: 14 Jul 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 160

Artist(s) Biographies:

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Tracey Emin has undergone an extraordinary metamorphosis from a young, unknown artist into the ‘bad girl’ of the Young British Art (YBA) movement, challenging the complacency of the art establishment in both her work and her life. Today she is arguably the doyenne of the British art scene and attracts more acclaim than controversy. Her work is known by a wide audience, yet rarely receives the critical attention it deserves.

In Tracey Emin: Art Into Life, writers from a range of art historical, artistic and curatorial perspectives examine how Emin’s art, life and celebrity status have become inextricably intertwined. This innovative collection explores Emin’s intersectional identity, including her Turkish-Cypriot heritage, ageing and sexuality, reflects on her early years as an artist, and debates issues of autobiography, self-presentation and performativity alongside the multi-media exchanges of her work and the tensions between art and craft. With its discussions of the central themes of Emin’s art, attention to key works such as My Bed, and accessible theorization of her creative practice, Tracey Emin: Art into Life will interest a broad readership.


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