Tracey Emin <em>Love poem for CF</em> 2007, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Jo Horgan AM and Peter Wetenhall, 2023<br/>
© Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2022.

Live and in Conversation After-Hours: Tracey Emin

Past program
Wed 29 Nov 23, 6.30pm–7.30pm

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Preeminent British artist Tracey Emin CBE RA reflects on her prolific career to date which spans the autobiographical, confessional and universal through film, painting, drawing, installation and sculpture and drawing from her own personal experiences to explore the constructs of ‘woman’ and ‘self’, in conversation with Australian journalist and broadcaster Patricia Karvelas.

Joining the NGV Collection and displayed in the NGV Triennial is a major body of work by Emin that is representative of the artist’s powerful and diverse spectrum of work. This includes a five-metre high text based neon, Love poem for CF, 2007, the remarkable painting The execution, 2018, and a series of gouache paintings and bronze sculptures.

This event will be presented in person and livestreamed. When registering, you can choose to book an in-person ticket or a virtual ticket to access the livestream. The event will be held at The Capitol, 113 Swanston St Melbourne.

About the speakers:

Tracey Emin CBE RA 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 Munchmuseet, Oslo (2021); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2020); Musée d’Orsay, Paris (2019); Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2012); Hayward Gallery, London (2011); Kunstmuseum Bern (2009); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2008); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002). In 1999 Emin was nominated for the Turner Prize for her installation My Bed and in 2007 represented Great Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale. She was appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2011 and in 2012 was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.

Patricia Karvelas is a prominent and highly respected Australian journalist, television and radio host, podcaster, political journalist, and commentator. She currently hosts Q+A, Australia’s debate on big issues and the agenda-setting RN Breakfast on ABC Radio. Patricia previously presented RN Drive, from 2015 until 2021, and for the past 3 years she has hosted Afternoon Briefing, one of the most popular programs on the ABC News Channel, which aims to explain and explore daily national affairs news through cut through interviews, panels and her own pointed commentary. Patricia also co-hosts the ABC’s popular and premier weekly political podcast – The Party Room with Fran Kelly. She previously hosted and produced the program Karvelas on Sky News, as well as National Wrap on ABC news – weekly programs which focused on federal affairs and policy.

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