Skip to content
subscribe
Account
SEARCH

Categories

LASTEST

Miami’s MOCA To Present 60 Neon Works By Tracey Emin

No contributor

Tracey Emin’s romantic history has always been the crux of her work – something that can be credited to her diaristic style revealed through explicit drawings, confessional embroideries, and garish, sleazy neons. Whether you love her, hate her, or love to hate her, Emin is unquestionably one of contemporary art’s most illustrious figures. It’s therefore somewhat of a surprise that her upcoming show Tracey Emin: Angel without You at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, is her first solo show in the United States.

The exhibition (opening December 4) kicks off Art Basel Miami Beach with more than 60 of Emin’s most emotive – and popular – neon works. Spanning her two-decade career, the show includes pieces such as Sorry Flowers Die (1999) and I can feel your smile (2005), both of which are transcribed into neon from her distinctive handwritten scrawl. Why I Never Became a Dancer (1995), acquired by the museum back in 1998, is also on show, and displays an incongruence between her deeply personal video work and the neon texts; the video is a candid detailing of her early sexual adventures as an adolescent growing up in Margate, England, a town replete with neon signs.

Tracey Emin
You Loved me like a Distant Star
2012
(c) Tracey Emin

“As an early supporter of Tracey’s work, we’re thrilled to mount this unprecedented exploration of her neon sculptures,” Bonnie Clearwater, curator of the exhibition, said in a statement. “[It’s] a medium that is not only appropriate to the neon-rich cityscape of South Florida, but has its origins in Emin’s hometown as captured in the film Why I Never Became a Dancer.”

There is already a buzz surrounding the exhibition as it prepares to open next month; and considering P. Diddy allegedly paid $95,000 for Emin’s I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You neon in 2011 at Art Basel Miami Beach, it looks set to be one of the most talked about shows this week.

Tracey Emin
Angel Without You
2013
(c) Tracey Emin

SAME AS TODAY

FURTHER READING

Louis Fratino Finds Power in Images of What We Love

Louis Fratino spoke with Whitewall about keeping the studio a space free from fear of failure.

The View at The Palm Opens in Dubai with Human-Centric Purpose

Whitewall spoke with John Bricker of Gensler about The View at The Palm in Dubai.

The BMW Neue Klasse Looks to an All-Electric Future

The BMW Neue Klasse is a statement piece for a new era: design language that references classic BMW for its soon-to-be all-electric lineup.

Tracey Emin Considers Eternal Devotion at White Cube

Through January 13, 2024, Tracey Emin’s exhibition “Lovers Grave” presents a suite of new paintings at White Cube’s New York gallery.

Courtney Willis Blair Lets Artists Lead at White Cube’s First New York Space

The New Senior Director curates the inaugural group show at the gallery’s Upper East Side locale and shapes the gallery's U.S. presence.

Alex Israel Encourages Us to “REMEMBR” with BMW

At this year’s edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, BMW presents an installation collaboratively created with Alex Israel.

SUBSCRIBE TO MAGAZINE

Minjung Kim

THE SPRING ARTIST ISSUE
2023

Subscribe

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Go inside the worlds of Art, Fashion, Design and Lifestyle.

READ THIS NEXT

Through January 13, 2024, Tracey Emin’s exhibition “Lovers Grave” presents a suite of new paintings at White Cube’s New York gallery.
The New Senior Director curates the inaugural group show at the gallery’s Upper East Side locale and shapes the gallery's U.S. presence.
At this year’s edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, BMW presents an installation collaboratively created with Alex Israel.

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Go inside the worlds
of Art, Fashion, Design,
and Lifestyle.