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Tracey Emin review – brutal portraits of female pain

Hettie Judah: The Guardian

White Cube Bermondsey, London
A haunted artist excavates her sorrows about love, bereavement and childlessness in a midlife riposte to British stoicism

 A Fortnight of Tears – a powerful show of new work by Tracey Emin at the White Cube Bermondsey in London – opens with a trio of saint-like figures, each portraying the nature of their martyrdom. Shown along one wall, they form a triptych of loss: figures enduring the agonies of heartbreak, bereavement and reproductive trauma.

To the left, I Watched You Disappear. Pink Ghost is veal pale, a sketchy suggestion of a figure, diluted, weakened and fading at the edges as if dissolved by tears. …Read More

Pictured: Tracey Emin opens her exhibition at the White Cube Bermondsey, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

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