Tracey Emin, Richard Long & Classified 24.06.09

Tracey Emin – Those Who Suffer Love

Started day in town at White Cube to see Tracey Emin’s latest. A series of drawings and embroidered blankets. Some drawings looped into a short projected animation. Big neon quotes about love and relationships.

Richard Long – Heaven and Earth

On a big scale. A series of photographs, installations, information graphics, diagrams, statistics documenting walks around the globe. Massive Gill Sans lettering on coloured walls. Circles made from stones particular to a geographical location – like chalk covered flints from Norfolk.

Contemporary British Art – Classified

Especially impressed by the Chapman Brother’s Chapman Family Collection – a dark and incense filled hall of spot-lit tribal figures on plinths. Some appear authentic, as you walk through others become bastardised with Ronald McDonald faces. Also Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy and a film of an old man talking about his garden by Tacita Dean.