Introduction by Victoria Pomery
Essays by Jeanette Winterson, William Feaver and Extracts from the Vanishing Lake by Tracey Emin
Key Selling Points
• Accompanies Tracey Emin’s first exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate, her home town
• Wonderful images of the exhibition which contains new work by Tracey Emin, alongside erotic works by JMW Turner and Rodin
• Essays by novelist Jeanette Winterson and art historian William Feaver
Tracey Emin’s first major solo exhibition at Turner Contemporary is conceived specially for Margate. Tracey Emin’s life and work are inextricably linked to Margate. Emin grew up in the town and many of her works have drawn on her experiences in the town.
The themes of love, sex and eroticism feature in much of Emin’s work, and are the main feature of this exhibition. The exhibition features new and existing works including drawings, monoprints, sculptures and neons. The exhibition’s central themes continue in a display of paintings, sketches and watercolours of erotic subjects by Tracey Emin as well as JMW Turner and Auguste Rodin.
This book includes beautiful images of key works in the exhibition and includes essays by William Feaver, who considers Emin’s work alongside that of her historical peers, and Jeanette Winterson, whose elegant prose takes a more personal perspective.