Art 
3,457 Hypes 2 Comments

A Look Inside Tracey Emin's "A Fortnight of Tears" Exhibition

Inspired by her feelings of loss, pathos, anger and love.

Tracey Emin recently opened a new major exhibition at London’s White Cube gallery. Titled “A Fortnight of Tears,” the exhibit includes Emin’s work in sculpture, neon, painting, film, photography and drawing, with the different mediums all used to focus on Emin’s memories and emotions around loss, pathos, anger and love. A key inspiration for the works in the exhibition was the loss of Emin’s mother recently.

Arguably the most striking works in the exhibit are a series of 50 double-hung self portraits in the South Gallery 1. These portraits form a series of images taken during Emin’s periods of insomnia and, seen together, overwhelm the visitor. “A Fortnight of Tears” also features a number of new paintings from Emin, often created in a color palette covering visceral pink and dark red tones.

The themes that run throughout the exhibition — loss, pain and bereavement — are also seen in large-scale bronze sculptures (such as 2017’s The Mother), neon works and films. The exhibition closes with How It Feels, a 1996 film that proved pivotal in Emin’s early career and recounts her first abortion in 1990.

Tracey Emin’s ”A Fortnight of Tears” at the White Cube is open now, and is set to run until April 7.

In other arts news, a new Stanley Kubrick exhibition is opening at London’s Design Museum.

White Cube Bermondsey
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3TQ

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

PichiAvo's 85-Foot Sculpture Set Ablaze For Spain Celebration
Art

PichiAvo's 85-Foot Sculpture Set Ablaze For Spain Celebration

A Neoclassical sculpture covered with the duo’s signature graffiti.

Stanley Kubrick’s Legendary Film Techniques Spotlighted in Major Exhibition
Art

Stanley Kubrick’s Legendary Film Techniques Spotlighted in Major Exhibition

Taking place at London’s Design Museum.

Iconic Photos by Daido Moriyama, Tim Walker & More to Display in NYC
Art

Iconic Photos by Daido Moriyama, Tim Walker & More to Display in NYC

A selection of museum-quality visuals at the AIPAD Art Fair.

Dive Inside teamlab's "Universe of Water Particles in the Tank" Exhibition
Art

Dive Inside teamlab's "Universe of Water Particles in the Tank" Exhibition

Interactive art that conveys natural wonders.

Studio Visits: Patrick Church
Art 

Studio Visits: Patrick Church

Step inside the Brooklyn artist’s space where fashion and art collide.


NANZUKA to Display Diverse Works by Hajime Sorayama, Todd James & More
Art

NANZUKA to Display Diverse Works by Hajime Sorayama, Todd James & More

On view during Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.

Futura Reveals Work-In-Progress Paintings for Upcoming "Abstract Compass" Exhibit
Art

Futura Reveals Work-In-Progress Paintings for Upcoming "Abstract Compass" Exhibit

Taking place in Hong Kong’s Danysz Gallery.

Iconic Street Artist Swoon to Launch "Every Portrait Is a Vessel" Exhibition
Art

Iconic Street Artist Swoon to Launch "Every Portrait Is a Vessel" Exhibition

At Seattle’s Treason Gallery.

Joshua Vides Launches SIDE PROJECT in Los Angeles
Art

Joshua Vides Launches SIDE PROJECT in Los Angeles

A creative workshop and flagship store in Fairfax.

Best Art Drops: NIGO & Sotheby’s Catalog, Tom Sachs 'McDonald’s Graphic Standards' Edition & More
Art 

Best Art Drops: NIGO & Sotheby’s Catalog, Tom Sachs 'McDonald’s Graphic Standards' Edition & More

Including a new limited edition print by Adam Lister.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.