Tracey Emin has long had a fascination with the Norwegian expressionist and painter of The Scream, Edvard Munch: in her words, “I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen”. In 1998 she even created a haunting video piece filmed at the same Oslo jetty that was the location of many of his well-known works. It is just one example of how, like Munch, she embraces even the most painful experiences to create art.
This is an opportunity to see Emin’s work in a highly personal show. The selection reveals not only how Munch has been a constant inspiration – particularly through his profound portrayals of women – but also showcases Emin’s wide-ranging skills as an artist, which often interweave painting, drawing and writing.
Seen together, the dark territories and raw emotions that both artists navigate will emerge as a moving exploration of grief, loss and longing.
Exhibition organised by the Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts.
|Duration||15 November 2020 - 28 February 2021|
|Times||Mon–Sun: 10am–6pm advanced booking essential (Friends of the RA included)|
|Venue||Royal Academy of Arts|
|Address||Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1J 0BD|
|Contact||/ email@example.com / www.royalacademy.org.uk|