To Dream, to Collect


The british artist Tracey Emin's trademark themes like the pain of intimacy, raw physicality, love, sadness and loneliness through her new Hong Kong show "I Cried Because I Love You", her first in greater China. 

A mix of painting, embroidery and neon, the exhibition comes at a time when, despite the economic downturn in China, collectors in the region are becoming increasingly knowledgeable and focused on who they want to buy and Emin is on their shopping list. 



Her new show coincides with the launch of Hong Kong's Art Basel  tomorroe, which sees collectors descend on the city as it increasingly establishes itself as an art hub for Asia.    

More than 4,000 artists will participate in Art Basel itself, held at the harbourfront exhibition centre, with a host of events on the sidelines tapping into the creative buzz.   

Emin's show is split across Hong Kong's Lehmann Maupin and White Cube, two galleries with long-standing relationships with the artist. 


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