BP Spotlight: Tracey Emin and Francis Bacon

Tracey Emin’s installation My Bed 1998 returns to Tate Britain after it first came to public attention when shown in the 1999 Turner Prize exhibition.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Britain in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 31 March 2015 to Saturday 01 August 2015

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It is displayed here alongside six of the artist’s recent figure drawings, as well as two oil paintings by Francis Bacon selected by Emin. Her installation, as Bacon’s paintings do, retains a strong sense of the lived presence and memory traces of past events.

By virtue of bringing the domestic into the public sphere, without directly representing specific events, My Bed is forcefully and compellingly suggestive of personal narratives.

Best known for making works that convey experiences and events from her own life by using a range of media, read our introduction to Tracey Emin to find out more about the artist in her own words.

The display is curated by Elena Crippa and Leyla Fakhr.