16 November 2012 – 25 February 2013
MALBA, Buenos Aires
Malba - Fundación Costantini will host Tracey Emin's 'How It Feels', the first museum exhibition of the celebrated British artist in South America. 'How It Feels' will introduce Emin to the Argentinian public with five film works produced between 1995 and 2000: Why I Never Became a Dance (1995); How It Feels (1996); Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children (1998); Riding for a Fall (1998); and Love is a Strange Thing (2000).
'Taken as a whole, her output is an attempt to capture the flow of lived experience and her use of various mediums allow her to be conscious and self reflective on one hand and totally uninhibited on the other', explains Philip Larratt-Smith, curator of the exhibition.
The five film works included in 'How It Feels' have been selected with a view to highlighting the themes in Emin’s work, which are by turns romance, abuse, vulgarity, and humour. The lyrical beauty and poetic mood of her imagery is balanced out by the exploration of its taboo subject matter, which Emin discusses with her trademark candour: her early discovery of sex, her abortions, gender politics, and class structures.
For this exhibition Malba has published a catalogue, in collaboration with the British Council, which offers the first in-depth exploration of Emin’s film work. The catalogue will be available in Spanish and English and will feature an essay by Phillip Larratt-Smith, an appreciation by artist and author Fernanda Laguna and a conversation between Emin and Larratt-Smith.
'How It Feels' was organised in collaboration with the British Council and is curated by Philip Larratt-Smith.