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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2010|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||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|
KOKOLI 2010 On probation Tracey Emin