The Art of Photography

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Exhibition - Tracy Emin

Sometimes I find Tracy Emin's work too self absorbed but this exhibition is great.  Pushes all the buttons. She's not about making you feel good about anything but about confronting issues that mostly we'd rather not talk about.  I loved the pieces about teenage sexuality. The double standards for boys and girls.  How men take advantage of vulnerable girls. Vulnerability is not confined to shy and naive. Precocious teenage girls are just as vulnerable.
Her short films are particularly brilliant.  Didn't know she had this talent in her portfolio of skills.
Her methods of dealing with feminist issues ought to be part of teenage girls school studies.

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