Turner Contemporary, Margate
21 June - 9 September, 2012
Rendezvous Margate, Kent, UK
+44 1843 233000

The exhibition exploreS the themes of love, sex and eroticism in Tracey Emin’s oeuvre. It features new works, including drawings, monoprints, sculptures, tapestries, embroideries and neons and is installed throughout Turner Contemporary’s suite of first-floor galleries.

The central themes are continued in a group of sketches and paintings of erotic
subjects by Tracey Emin, JMW Turner and Auguste Rodin, whose iconic sculpture The
Kiss is on show in the Sunley Gallery at Turner Contemporary. This section of the
exhibition considers the artists in terms of their shared fascination with female
sexuality and the varying means by which they explore the subject.

Tracey Emin said: "I still can't really believe that I'm showing in Margate. Even in my
wildest dreams I could never believe there would be a gallery like Turner Contemporary
there. So on one level I'm really chuffed and excited but on another I am as nervous as
hell. The brilliant thing about Margate is it's one hour from London on the train so I'm
hoping lots of people will come and visit not just my show but the beautiful sunsets and
sandy beaches."