The Memory of Tears 2018 cTracey Emin cWhite Cube (Theo Christelis) Courtesy White Cube

The Memory of Tears 2018 cTracey Emin cWhite Cube (Theo Christelis) Courtesy White Cube

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WHAT? A Fortnight of Tears 

WHERE? White Cube, Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

WHEN? Now until 7th April 

No tickets required, free entry  

WHY GO? Arguably the most powerful British female artist today, known for tackling subjects most people find taboo - This is her latest work, and as she says, her most mature.

It’s not for the faint hearted, new paintings with haunting titles like I was too young to be carrying your Ashes (her mother’s), expose aspects of her own emotional turmoil and appear even more dramatic on the Cube’s stark pristine white walls .

It opens with The Insomnia Room - fifty selfies portraying her own distressing insomnia, exposed for all the world to view, once again highlighting her habitual anxiety.

IN THE KNOW  On a more uplifting note, Tracey Emin’s largest artwork to date, ‘I want my time with you’ at St. Pancras station, is a pink neon beacon for all who travel through and has become a much loved icon.