She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea: Tracey Emin at Turner Contemporary
'Margate’s sympathetic installation across three galleries gives maximum force.'
Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times
'...this particular show is the most beautiful I have seen by her.'
Waldermar Januszczak, The Sunday Times
Tracey Emin's first major solo exhibition at Turner Contemporary is conceived specially for Margate, where Emin grew up and which has provided inspiration for many of her most famous art works.
The exhibition explores the themes of love, sensuality and romanticism in Emin's oeuvre, featuring both new and existing works including drawings, monoprints, sculptures and neons.
The exhibition's central themes continue in a display of paintings, sketches and watercolours of erotic subjects by Tracey Emin as well as JMW Turner and Auguste Rodin, whose iconic sculpture The Kiss is on show at Turner Contemporary until 2 September 2012.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
This exhibition contains work of an adult nature. Please use your discretion when visiting with children.
There is a no photography policy throughout the duration of the exhibition.
She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea is part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK wide festival from 21 June – 9 September 2012 featuring leading artists from around the world which is the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, funded by Arts Council England.
'Tracey Emin’s first major exhibition in her home town of Margate at the wonderful new Turner Contemporary gallery is precisely the kind of once-in-a-lifetime event that is the special characteristic of the London 2012 Festival. We are delighted that the exhibition is free so that everybody will have the chance to join in something they may never experience again. We want this to be a summer of unforgettable art as well as sport.' Ruth Mackenzie, Director, Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival