Imagine… Tracey Emin: Where do you draw the line? | BBC
Nominated for a Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary 2018
2018 has been an extraordinary year for British artist Tracey Emin. With large-scale commissions catapulting her from London’s St Pancras station to the streets of downtown Sydney – only pausing for breath with exhibitions in Hong Kong and Brussels along the way – she has proven yet again that she packs a punch like no other.
But as she turns 55 and enters what she likes to call the ‘last stage’ of her life, is it time for a more mature, reflective Tracey? Following the death of her mother in 2016, she has decided to return to her home town of Margate and convert a derelict printworks there into a new studio where she can live and make art.
imagine… has spent the past 12 months following Tracey at home and abroad in a bid to chart her creative process at work. She tells Alan Yentob about her life to date, from her troubled early years in Margate to a series of breakthroughs in the 1990s as a leading light of the Young British Artists, featuring career-defining work like My Bed and her embroidered tent Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995.
With contributors including Sir Nicholas Serota, Jay Jopling, Maria Balshaw and David Dawson, this is the definitive account of one of Britain’s most infamous artists.