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‘Dior Talks’ is a series of podcasts that allows audiences to listen to the contemporary Dior mind and hear directly from the people who engineer the creative direction of the Maison. Here, the voices of the artists and intellectuals who influence the fashion house’s living story are unleashed, and you should totally be tuning in.

Voices heard so far have been from the Maison’s creative director of women’s collections, Maria Grazia Chiuri, alongside feminist artists Paola Ugolini and Judy Chicago – focusing extensively on the topic of feminist art, a subject that is closely aligned with the very designs Dior fashions for the contemporary woman.

Have you had the chance to listen to the latest fourth episode of Dior Talks, a poignant and thought-provoking discussion with British artist Tracy Emin? This undoubtedly will be very powerful to hear in the midst of the global lockdown. Who knows, it might even inspire you to pick up that paintbrush that’s been on lockdown far longer than our current one.

In this episode, Tracy Emin – the famed British artist known for her print, performance, photography and painted pieces that vividly portray contemporary feminist discourse ­– not only talks about her personal ventures and adventures into every art discipline, everything from needlework and sculpture to video installations, but she also interestingly opens up about her return to painting, something she referred to as “the highest form of art” as a child yet had shied away from for 30 years.

A very interesting voice to listen to, Tracey Emin CBE is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) who came to fame in the early 1990s and whose work transformed the language and landscape of contemporary art in the United Kingdom. In 1999, Emin she was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in London and in 2007 she represented the UK at the Venice Biennial. She has lectured at notable institutions such as the V&A and is also a panellist and speaker. In 2011, she was appointed professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy.

Her relationship with Dior started In 2017, when Emin created a specially commissioned work, Should Love Last, for the Dior pop-up store at 44 Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

To listen to Boundary-breaking artist Tracey Emin on her very personal return to painting, click here.

 

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