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Tracey Emin is one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists. This major survey exhibition covers every period of her career, revealing facets of the artist and her work that are often overlooked. The exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, textiles, video and sculpture, in works that are by turns tough, romantic, desperate, angry, funny and full of longing. Seldom-seen early works and recent large-scale installations are shown together with a new series of outdoor sculptures created especially for the Hayward Gallery.
Since the early 1990s, Emin (b.1963) has used her own life as the starting point for her art, exposing the most harrowing and intimate details of her personal history. Sometimes confrontational or sexually provocative, her work resonates with the 'personal political' legacy of feminist art while at the same time speaking to relationships in general. Disarmingly frank and yet often profoundly private, much of Emin's art - as this show makes clear - is also animated by her playful and ironic wit.
This show contains works of an explicit nature. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Hayward Gallery has teamed up with Skylon Grill to offer lunch and a ticket to the exhibition for just £30 per person. Call 020 7654 7800 and mention Tracey Emin offer. You can dine before or after you visit the show. Click here for more information.
A fully illustrated catalogue is available for Tracey Emin - Love is What You Want at a special exhibition price.
Free entry for Southbank Centre Members (Full and Dual). To book ahead, log in as a Member now, or pick up your free entry ticket at the Hayward Gallery when you visit.
Every Wednesday at 1pm and Thursday at 6.30pm, including special tours at 6.30pm on the following dates -
26 May - Cliff Lauson, Curator
23 June - Roger Luckhurst, author and Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, on trauma
30 June & 25 August - Richard Parry, Assistant Curator (BSL interpreted)
14 July - John White, Artist and Lecturer on printmaking and early Emin
21 July - Louisa Buck, critic and writer, on young British art
28 July - Sue Prichard, Curator of Contemporary Textiles at the V&A, on textiles
*Tours are free with exhibition ticket for the day
Watch and listen to the latest video and audio clips on the Love is What You Want microsite.