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Emin Claims Erotic Exhibition Will Not Shock
Tracey Emin has told Sky News that her latest exhibition of erotic images, on display in her hometown Margate, do not have the "shock factor".
The artist is known for her controversial works, most notably her 1999 Turner nominated installation, The Bed, which consisted of her own unmade dirty bed with used condoms and underwear.
Her latest exhibition explores the themes of love, sex and romanticism featuring drawings, monoprints, sculptures, tapestries and neons.
On display at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, her work sits alongside those of JMW Turner and Auguste Rodin.
Emin told Sky News that compared to their more "pornographic" work, hers seems "soft and whimsical".
Explaining the exhibition, she said: "Sex doesn't fit into art, sex fits into life. It's part of life.
"My work is not about sex or eroticism really, it's about the end of all that. It's about being a woman, being 50 and saying goodbye to those things and understanding that I've got to move on and life has to change."
Emin admitted the pressure involved in exhibiting her work in her home town was "immense".
The exhibition entitled She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea: Tracey Emin at Turner Contemporary opens on May 26.
what do you think?
Overrated artist.Unmade bed with used condoms!!!Says it all really-just your typical Thanet bird!!
Art is supposed to shock; otherwise what's the point?
Art is supposed to give pleasure and enjoyment. That's the point. Where's the pleasure in a used condom in your bed, and certainly not one that's been in Tracey Ermin.
I suppose, really, you might consider, if God created the Earth [we don't know that, I'm just saying "if"] then is this also ... in a sense ... a work of art? If the Earth is a work of art, just consider, for a moment ... what that entirety of art consists of. I might as well the above video. Click ... yawn ... not again ... those people, they'll just do anything to get on the news, dressed in grey and waffle on 'bout Mars, even if they disguise it as Margate. Don't believe me? Take a look around your grey internet.
Anyone can not wash their sheets and leave a few johnnies and dirty knicks lying around it. That's not art, it's just being lazy. More fool anyone who actually pays money to see this sort of thing and buys into all the "underlying meanings" of it. She must be making a bomb doing things anyone can do - only she's given the platform to do it for some reason.
There's an artist in all of us..
Alas, there is also a critic in all of us too !
after having had the misfortune to see and study various works of this so called artist i have come to the conclusion that miss emind must be by far the most overated artist on the planet . her work totally sucks. it doesnt contain one ounce of artistic merit and its about time she along with the art critics of this worl fessed up to the big con they have built up over the years