Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch

The Loneliness of the Soul

15 November 2020 - 28 February 2021

Tracey Emin, It - didnt stop - I didnt stop, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 183.5 x 3.7 cm. Xavier Hufkens © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, It - didnt stop - I didnt stop, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 183.5 x 3.7 cm. Xavier Hufkens © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

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She’s been a major figure in contemporary art for over 25 years; he pioneered a radical new style known as Expressionism. In this landmark exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.

Tracey Emin has long had a fascination with the Norwegian expressionist and painter of The Scream, Edvard Munch: in her words, “I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen”. In 1998 she even created a haunting video piece filmed at the same Oslo jetty that was the location of many of his well-known works. It is just one example of how, like Munch, she embraces even the most painful experiences to create art.

The exhibition features more than 25 of Emin’s works including paintings, some of which will be on display for the first time, as well neons and sculpture. These works, which explore the loneliness of the soul, have been chosen by Emin to sit alongside a carefully considered selection of 19 oils and watercolours drawn from MUNCH’s rich collection and archives in Oslo, Norway.

Tracey Emin, Every part of me Kept Loving You, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 205.7 x 279.5 cm. Private collection, UK © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020.
Tracey Emin, Every part of me Kept Loving You, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 205.7 x 279.5 cm. Private collection, UK © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020.
Edvard Munch, Female Nude, 1919–1924. Watercolour, 95.2 x 60 cm. Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, Female Nude, 1919–1924. Watercolour, 95.2 x 60 cm. Munchmuseet
Tracey Emin, Because You Kept Touching Me, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 182.1 x 214.1 x 3.5 cm. Private collection, California © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, Because You Kept Touching Me, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 182.1 x 214.1 x 3.5 cm. Private collection, California © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Edvard Munch, Seated Female Nude, 1923–1933. Watercolour, 34.9 x 26 cm. Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, Seated Female Nude, 1923–1933. Watercolour, 34.9 x 26 cm. Munchmuseet
Tracey Emin, You Kept it Coming, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 152.3 x 152.3 x 3.5 cm. The artist & Xavier Hufkens, Brussels © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, You Kept it Coming, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 152.3 x 152.3 x 3.5 cm. The artist & Xavier Hufkens, Brussels © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Edvard Munch, Crouching Nude, 1917-1919. Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm. Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, Crouching Nude, 1917-1919. Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm. Munchmuseet
Tracey Emin, I am The Last of my Kind, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 182 x 120 cm. Courtesy: Galleria Lorcan O'Neill © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, I am The Last of my Kind, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 182 x 120 cm. Courtesy: Galleria Lorcan O'Neill © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Edvard Munch, The Death of Marat, 1907. Oil on canvas, 153 x 149 cm. Munchmuseet
Edvard Munch, The Death of Marat, 1907. Oil on canvas, 153 x 149 cm. Munchmuseet
Tracey Emin, Because you left, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 25.2 x 30.3 cm. Private collection © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, Because you left, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 25.2 x 30.3 cm. Private collection © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, More Solitude, 2014. Neon, Edition 2/10, 30.6 x 115 cm. Collection of Michelle Kennedy and Richard Tyler © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Tracey Emin, More Solitude, 2014. Neon, Edition 2/10, 30.6 x 115 cm. Collection of Michelle Kennedy and Richard Tyler © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

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