The Bristish artist Tracey Emin has a major exhibition this summer at Hayward Gallery in London called `Love is what you want´. It is very much worth going if you are in London!
The exhibition covers every period of her career and features painting, drawing, photography, textiles, video and sculpture, in works that are by turns tough, romantic, desperate, angry, funny and full of longing.
Since the early 1990s Tracey Emin has used her own life as the starting point for her art, exposing the most harrowing and intimate details of her personal history. Sometimes confrontational or sexually provocative, her work resonates with the 'personal political' legacy of feminist art while at the same time speaking to relationships in general. Disarmingly frank and yet often profoundly private, much of Emin's art - as this show makes clear - is also animated by her playful and ironic wit.
View this little film The Southbank Centre made about the exhibition.