My Bed // Tracey Emin // Box frame, mattress, linens, pillows & various objects // 1998
I’m not sure about you but my bed definitely doesn’t look like this one. This bed is a work by YBA artist Tracey Emin. Recently on display at Tate Britain, My Bed, is quite disheveled with scattered objects including shoes, Absolute Vodka, Orangina, a razor and tissues to name a few. The installation provides viewers a glimpse into someone’s personal space. We do not know who the person is but we are able to imagine a story about him or her based upon the items sprawled over the bed and floor.