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Tracey Emin sends 'subliminal' Brexit message in latest artwork

Tracey Emin sends 'subliminal' Brexit message in latest artwork”

Tracey Emin with her new work I Want My Time With You (2018) at St Pancras International, London The artist, the Royal Academy of Arts and HS1 Ltd.

About the piece's romantic meaning, Tracey added: 'I can't think of anything more romantic than being met by someone I love at a train station and as they put their arms around me, I hear them say "I want my time with you"'.

"I shouted and told everybody what the person had done much to their humiliation and embarrassment".

It has been unveiled at St Pancras International Station and will remain there until the end of the year. "I Want My Time With You": what a brilliant copy-line for any timepiece.

"I'm deeply saddened that Britain is going to be demoted to a tiny island floating around in the North Sea", she said.

"It's about people like me saying I'm very proud to be British and I'm very proud to be part of Europe and I'd like to stay that way".

Emin's signature handwriting, the light installation has been suspended above the Grand Terrace beneath the DENT London clock, hanging on wires from the station's Grade 1 listed Barlow shed roof.

If it felt time for a moratorium, nevertheless the medium went from strength to strength, with a whole new school of artists pedalling reams of mostly lame, not-quite-art-not-quite-poetry in gleaming neon.

Emin, 54, was at St Pancras today for the official presentation and revealed the primary meaning of the work was "romantic and passionate" referring to reunions of love at train stations.

Asked by Mr Goss whether she had ever been sexually harassed, Emin said: "The irony is it happened to be a..."

The piece was commissioned by HS1 Ltd and the Royal Academy of Arts (RAA). Cornelia Parker, Conrad Shawcross and Ron Arad have previously unveiled commissions at the site.



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