Friday 16th September - Sunday 3rd September Next on: Saturday 19th August
This is an all day event
Join Tate Liverpool for Tracey Emin and William Blake: In Focus and discover surprising links between two artists born 200 years apart. This free display presents important works from the Tate collection, demonstrating a shared concern with birth, death and spirituality in both artists’ work.
At the heart of the display is one of Britain’s most renowned artworks of the past 20 years, Tracey Emin’s (b.1963) My Bed 1998. This will be the first time My Bed has been displayed in the north of England. Featuring Emin’s own bed, it offers an unflinching self-portrait in which the artist herself is absent.
My Bed, with drawings by Emin from the Tate collection, will be presented alongside those of the visionary British poet and artist, William Blake (1757-1827). Presented in the context of Emin’s empty bed, and symbolising the absent figure, highlights include The Blasphemer c.1800 and The Crucifixion: ‘Behold Thy Mother’ c.1805.
Image attached. Credit line: William Blake, Pity c.1795 Photography © Tate 2016