8 November 2021, 4pm EST | 8pm GMT | 9pm CET
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On the occasion of ‘Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul’ at the new MUNCH museum in Oslo, Emin speaks to art critic and curator David Rimanelli about the influence of Munch on her career and the ideas behind this exhibition.
After opening to critical acclaim at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in Spring 2020, Emin’s first major Nordic exhibition reflects on how Munch has shaped her work over several decades.
Four-years in the making, this original, extended presentation features some of Emin’s most iconic works, including the seminal My Bed (1998) and Insomnia (2019), installed alongside oils and watercolours carefully selected by the artist from MUNCH’s rich collection. Both unflinching examiners of the human condition, the dialogue between the two artists presents a moving exploration of love, grief, loss and isolation.
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About Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin was born in 1963 in London. She currently lives and works between London, the South of France, and Margate, UK.
Emin has exhibited extensively including major exhibitions at Royal Academy of Arts, London (2020); Musée d’Orsay, Paris (2019); Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France (2017); Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2012); Hayward Gallery, London (2011); Kunstmuseum Bern (2009); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2008); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain (2008); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2003); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002).
In 2007 Emin represented Great Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale and her installation My Bed has been included in ‘In Focus’ displays at Tate Britain with Francis Bacon (2015), Tate Liverpool with William Blake and also at Turner Contemporary, Margate alongside JMW Turner (2017).
In 2011, Emin was appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and in 2012 was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.
About David Rimanelli
David Rimanelli began writing about art in 1988 and has chronicled developments in the New York art world for over two decades.
From 1993 to 1999, he was an editor and writer for the New Yorker and, since 1997, has been a regular contributor at Artforum, writing also for Bookforum, Interview, Vogue Paris, frieze, Parkett, the New York Times, and Flash Art. He wrote some of the first articles on artists who are now influential figures, ranging from Cindy Sherman, Mike Kelley, Thomas Ruff, and Matthew Barney to Carol Bove and Nate Lowman.
His essays address Jeff Koons, Op Art, Tony Oursler, Philip Taaffe, Felix Gmelin, Roe Ethridge, and many others. As a corollary to his writing practice, he has curated exhibitions including “Bruce Nauman,” at pkm, Seoul (the first exhibition of Nauman’s work in Korea), “Murder Letters,” at Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, and “Survivor,” at Bortolami Dyan.