'Family Matters: The Family in British Art' is an ambitious touring exhibition that shows how the subject of the family has been and continues to be a challenging yet enduring subject for artists.
Divided thematically, the exhibition showcases the best of British art with works by Anthony van Dyck, David Hockney, Tracey Emin and William Hogarth. Contemporary and historic works are juxtaposed to show how the traditional family portrait has been replaced with a more frank portrayal of the family. Formal portraits were frequently staged for political or personal purposes, whereas the more recent works offer a view that can only be described as ‘behind the scenes’, creating a tension between the public and private portrayal of the family.
Tracey Emin: 'Family Matters'
Saturday – Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 10pm
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15 October 2012 - 24 February 2013
Tracey Emin 'I could have really loved you. In my family when someone dies ...' 1997 Eleven Plaster seagulls
© Tracey Emin Courtesy White Cube