Tracey Emin's This is Another Place At Modern Art Oxford

By Scott Henderson | 11 November 2002

Left: Tracey Emin, The New Black, 2002. Appliqué blanket. Photo: Stephen White

This show is suitable for over 18's only

Tracey Emin's new exhibition, "This is Another Place," is now open at Modern Art Oxford, formerly the Museum of Modern Art until January 19.

"This is Another Place" was initiated and organised by Modern Art Oxford to mark its re-opening.

It is Emin's first solo exhibition in a British art gallery since 1997. It is also her biggest to date - she's best known for her bed piece that led to her second Turner Prize nomination in 2001.

Emin's style lays bare her personality, blurring the boundaries of the past, present and future. By using a range of mediums from etching and film to neon and sculpture she demonstrates her dynamic ability.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a broken pier with a fishing shack on top. The jetty was made from reclaimed timber. The jetty, made from reclaimed timber, serves as a demonstration of her development as an artist and a move away from self-projection.

Right: From a recent Tate Liverpool show - The Last Thing I Said To You Is Don't Leave Me Here, 1999, Mixed media, beach hut. Photo: Tate Liverpool.

Emin was born in London in 1963: after spending some of her adolescence growing up in Cyprus, she went on to study at the Royal College of Art. Her first solo exhibition was at White Cube, London in 1993.

This saw the beginning of her rise to art world prominence with major exhibitions in Japan, Berlin, Istanbul and Montreal.

Although her recent work has been exhibited at in major art world centres, such as New York and Amsterdam, the decision to use Oxford was a personal one.

"Andrew Nairne (Director of Modern Art Oxford) has always been a big supporter of my work, he asked me and I accepted. Modern Art Oxford is a very beautiful space…I have some fond memories of Oxford."

Modern Art Oxford is the only venue for the exhibition. The show is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation.

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