Monday, November 21, 2005

Strangeland -Tracey Emin

I have always wondered how Tracey Emin can survive her life with so few apparent boundaries. She is like a raw and screaming nerve, with nothing to protect it from the world. Reading this I realised that is just part of the job. Art is about feeling and responding, and the fewer barriers to feeling and responding, the better the art. The book is beautifully written, with daubs of story – including some handwritten sections – assembling themselves into a revealing and powerful picture of the artist. The book is raw, unsentimental, unapologetic and strong, and will give you a respect for Tracey Emin that you may not have had before.


Tracey Emin

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