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Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Artist Tracey Emin talks to Alan Yentob about her life, from her troubled early years in Margate to a series of breakthroughs in the 1990s.

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.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Tracey Emin
Participant Nicholas Serota
Participant Jay Jopling
Participant Maria Balshaw
Participant David Dawson
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Producer John O'Rourke
Director John O'Rourke

Broadcasts

  • Tue 23 Oct 2018 22:45
  • Tue 23 Oct 2018 23:10
  • Wed 24 Oct 2018 00:10
  • Sat 19 Jan 2019 03:05