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Tracey Emin I Lay Here For You

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You 2022

Tracey Emin’s first Scottish show since 2008, I Lay Here For You will offer an intimate encounter with love, loss, grief and longing set against the domestic architecture and informal woodland of Jupiter Artland. Viewed within the context of a home, the work is imbued with connotations of both warmth and vulnerability, resonating with Tracey Emin’s belief of the ‘personal as political’.

Tracey Emin’s participation in Jupiter Artland’s 2022 season begins with the unveiling of a large bronze sculpture I Lay Here For You, a naked female figure scaled up from a hand-sized clay figurine, pressed and shaped in the artist’s hand. Lying in repose within the woodland at Jupiter Artland, the figure rests in the landscape on its own terms, creating a dialogue with Tracey Emin’s new paintings, drawings and neon works presented across Jupiter Artland’s gallery spaces.

Tracey Emin, CBE, RA is a British artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin represented Great Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and was appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2011. She was awarded the honour of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts in 2012. Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture.

Emin reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous. In 2020, a major solo exhibition entitled The Loneliness of the Soul, will open at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibition will tour to the Munch Museum in Oslo in Summer 2021, followed by the unveiling of The Mother, her permanent public commission for Oslo’s Museum Island. I Lay Here for You at Jupiter Artland will be Tracey Emin’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 major retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

Images Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland