The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, kicks off Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 with the opening of “Tracey Emin: Angel without You,” the first American museum exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin.
On view from December 4, 2013 through March 9, 2014, this is the first-ever exhibition to focus on Emin’s works in neon, a crucial aspect of the artist’s practice that began with her iconic The Tracey Emin Museum (1995), which opens the show. The exhibition explores how Emin’s neons have played an essential role in the development of her work, marking a shift from her early diaristic and confessional style to a more cryptic and open-ended form of expression. Organized by MOCA as part of the Knight Exhibition Series and curated by Bonnie Clearwater, “Tracey Emin: Angel without You” comprises more than 60 works from the past two decades. The exhibition title is drawn from a new large-scale neon work by Emin, on view in MOCA’s courtyard during the exhibition.