From November 16 to February 25, 2013, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA, 3415 Figueroa Alcorta Avenue) hosts an exhibition by the avant-garde British artist Tracey Emin. It is called “How it feels” and presents five controversial videos produced between 1995 and 2000. Emin is considered one of the most important contemporary artists, once part of the famous YBA’s (Young British Artists).
In this exhibition, you can see the following videos: “Why I Never Became a Dancer” (1995), “How It Feels” (1996), “Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children” (1998), “Riding for a Fall” (1998), and “Love is a Strange Thing” (2000). Tracey Emin is known by its personal and emotional style. His work is characterized by immediacy and authenticity hard to find in the modern art panorama.
Her fist videos were produced in the early nineties and soon became a success in the British art scene. She amazed by her capacity of telling her own life in a transparent honest way. The combination of a solid performance and exhibitionist acting out defined her artistic production and its public figure. Many of the work that made her the most valued British artists of these days is to be seen on these five videos.
On the works you can enjoy the wide range of her voice, the lyric beauty and the poetics of her images which contrast with the taboo topics she depicts: the early sexual discovering, abortion, gender politics and class structures. A great chance to see one of the best avant-garde artists in the world in Buenos Aires.