Alexandra M. Kokoli
On probation: 'Tracey Emin' as sign.
Kokoli, Alexandra M.
Emin’s multimedia practice is not merely profoundly autobiographical, narrating intimate details of her teens in Margate and beyond, but has become emblematic of a genre of confessionalism, which attracts popular attention, if not always critical acclaim. Many of the journalistic, art historical and curatorial discourses that have emerged around this genre and Emin, in particular, conflate artist and celebrity in a way that flippantly detracts from any critical evaluation of art practice and even, occasionally, devolves into derision, implicitly hinging on the artist’s gender, class and racial identity. Only recently has Emin begun to be represented as an establishment figure in the press, even being courted by David Cameron’s Conservative Party.
KOKOLI, A.M. 2010. On probation: 'Tracey Emin' as sign. Wasafiri [online], 25(1), pages 33-40. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02690050903425342
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 12, 2010|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 12, 2010|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2010|
|Deposit Date||Mar 1, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 1, 2012|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Literature; Literary theory; Cultural studies|
KOKOLI 2010 On probation Tracey Emin
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