2nd December - 23rd February 2013
White Cube, SÀ£o Paulo
‘I'm not drawn to the erotic. I'm confused by it. There is very little in my life that is sexual or erotic. It's more to do with memory. I'm more interested in love.’ Tracey Emin, Art News, May 2012
White Cube Sao Paulo is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, ‘You Don’t Believe in Love But I Believe in You’ by celebrated British artist Tracey Emin. A versatile modern-day expressionist, Emin’s intensely personal work blurs the boundaries between art and life. For this exhibition – her first in Brazil – she will present new works in a wide range of media including neons, sculptures, paintings, gouaches, monoprint drawings and embroideries.
Emin is a fluent narrator who often writes passionate and candid testaments of her thoughts, beliefs and aspirations that deeply resonate with her audience. The title of her exhibition is borrowed from a phrase that Emin painted on the back of one of her drawing pads in striking blue and green capital letters – a bold declaration of the pain of love and longing, a theme that underpins the entire show. This is echoed in Emin's earlier work, Those who suffer Love (2010), an animation that uses a stop-motion technique collated from over three hundred of the artist's monoprint drawings to depict a woman masturbating that has been described by the artist as ‘a symbol of lust and loneliness’.
Read more on the White Cube website.