Tracey Emin, Carl Freedman, Georgina Starr, Gillian Wearing OBEEnglish Rose 1996

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Tracey Emin (born 1963)
Carl Freedman (born 1965)
Georgina Starr (born 1968)
Gillian Wearing OBE (born 1963)
English Rose
Date 1996
MediumVideo, monitor, colour and sound (mono and stereo)
Dimensionsduration: 18 min., 22 sec.
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1997
Not on display


English Rose was made at the instigation of Carl Freedman, an independent curator and writer, and a central member to the group of artists who came to be known as the 'yBas' (young British artists) in the early 1990s. The three female artists all work in a variety of media, including video, and this is their first and only collaborative project to date. The video satirises the glamour and media publicity surrounding the yBa phenomenon (which arose because of the rapid and highly-acclaimed success of this group of artists) and is a light-hearted parody of the artists' individual personalities and artistic activities… (read more)

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