07/09/2022
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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

A picture containing wall, indoor, scene, galleryDescription automatically generated
Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

Don’t forget to collect your Yamos when you visit!

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
07/09/2022
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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

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Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Exhibition Review
The outspoken artist returns to Scotland for her poignant latest exhibition

‘An expectation of love. Distant memories that become unrequited moments’. Set amidst the woodlands of Jupiter Artland, Tracey Emin’s I Lay Here For You covers gallery spaces, screening rooms, and the sculpture park. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland since her 2008 retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Tracey Emin, I Lay Here for You Exhibition at Jupiter Artland

I Lay Here For You (2022)

The Edinburgh exhibition-installation is defined by Emin’s six-metre-large bronze sculpture of the same name. The figure of a woman, laying perpetually in wait, sprawls across the woodland floor. A dark, muted colour, she rests comfortably in the space between a grove of mature beech trees and the surrounding pastures of the sculpture park. Facing the ground, or perhaps herself, her body resists the gaze of onlookers, offering a unique narrative on the place of women in nature.

I Lay Here For You covers a range of works across media, most of which was produced over the last two years in her studios in Margate and London. Unlike the recent exhibition A Journey to Death in the Carl Freedman Gallery this series is more limited, focused on the individual in relation to others, and the power and fragility of the human form alone. Perhaps it could be considered as a thematic sequel to her Margate exhibition (which explored the physical and emotional trauma of her cancer diagnosis), this time concerned with a future of pleasure beyond pain. 

After Emin first exhibited My Bed at the Tate in 1999, it immediately became an iconic work in her canon.  In this exhibition the artist’s bed becomes a recurrent motif across her lithographs. Each one shares the same  printed bed in the background,  to which Emin then added the individual scenes with Indian ink. In some, we see couples clinging to each other atop bedsheets, whilst others are left bare with a lone figure traced out with minimal brush strokes. 

The bed is also presented as a site of refuge, and as such, these new works could also be read as haunting testaments to Emin’s time in recovery. She has been very outspoken about her health, and the operations which removed her bladder, her womb, parts of her intestines, and half of her vagina, both in her artworks and on social media. In spaces where life is more often curated and misrepresented, Emin represents her reality with refreshing honesty. 

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Credit: Allan Pollok Morris, Courtesy Jupiter Artland

Exhibition Room, I Lay Here For You (2022)

The artist is well known for her autobiographical and confessional work,  and the selection presented in the Exhibition Room is no different. Sex is articulated in graphic terms - a tiny painting of a vulva, nestled next to a large proclamation ‘You fuck my brains out every time’. These works share her typically revelatory titles, but without the blue wash of her most recent Margate series – The Sea Came In, The Sea Went Out - It Left Me (2022).

Alongside the main exhibition, there are daily screenings of Tracey Emin’s single channel video ‘Homage to Edvard Munch’ and ‘ All My Dead Children’. Whilst adding the range of media on display, other works from the artist’s bed series may have explored these themes in more depth. 

I Lay Here For You is exactly what we would expect from an artist who has always explored the spaces where privacy belongs. We see healing, implicit in the possibility of love coming back with new and renewed intensity. Whilst intended as a hopeful expression, there’s also a profound sense of loneliness in these works too. The potential for unmet expectation – the never-ending wait – can be found at Jupiter Artland. 

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You Is on view at Jupiter Artland until 2 October 2022. 

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