TRACEY EMIN, ‘STRANGELAND’/PHOTO:COURTESY/LEHMANN MAUPIN
BAD GIRL – TRACEY EMIN – LIVE ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE – TO-DAY !! – SAT NOV 7 – 3 PM !!
under the PERFORMA BANNER !!
PERFORMANCE PROJECT at UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT – 184 ELDRIDGE ST.
BAD BRIT GIRL – TRACEY EMIN will read from her new book of poems – ‘Those Who Suffer Love’ – and from her critically acclaimed 2008 autobiography – ‘Strangeland’ !!
. . . and, no !! – you don’t want to miss a chance to see this wildly charismatic chick in action. can’t say it enough – she is the real deal. rough, wild and real.
from the press release:
“TRACEY EMIN (b. London, U.K. 1963) came to prominence in the 1990s as part of the YBAs (Young British Artists). Working across media in painting, video , and installation, her practice explores various conceptions of femininity, the tension between private and public in sexual politics, and the contemporary culture of voyeurism. In 1999, she was nominated for the Turner Prize and she represented the UK in the 2007 Venice Biennale. She has had solo shows at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art center, istanbul, and National Portarit galelry, London – among others.”
personally, I think – her take, and power !! – is best summed up, by her ability to pin down – and express for the rest of us – what is aptly termed – by the title of her new book of poems: ‘Those Who Suffer Love’ !! who hasn’t been there – done that – and – been burnt !! . . . as in toasted !! so ok, you’ll live to see another day – maybe in a few years, if you’ve really got it bad – but in the meantime – Tracey gets it down, straight-up . . . and totally in your face. oh, how cruel – desire. oh, how cruel and pin-pointingly achingly beautiful – that eternally calling – primal and all dominating – mating force.
and you know – I am 100% locavore – local NYC talent rules on these pages – (Urs Fischer may be be Swiss born – but he is Brooklyn-based !!) – so Tracey – we’re making you an honorary NYC denizen – anyone who can survive a raking by Charlie F – with such good humor – and, who goes on to laugh in his face – and tramp all over him – and probably a lot of other people as well – well, welcome to the hard-core street scrambler – club of gritty down and dirty, play hard – no rules – N. Y. C. !!
between Urs Fischer’s nasty ‘tongue’ and your yearning ‘va va ginas’ – well, there you go – human nature – in a nut shell !!
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