Organ: Jake and Dinos curate ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Tracey still hasn’t made her bed…

The 90's

The 90’s

Things, beds, beds in the Tate, holiday camp beds, Jake and Dinos creating more hell….

ATP have announced the return of their holiday camp event. ATP 2.0 NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will be curated by ATP and original Nightmare Before Christmas curators JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN. Expect appearances MAX RICHTER, THE NOTWIST, THE ALBUM LEAF AND HOLLY HERNDON LEAD FIRST WAVE OF ACTS CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER FESTIVAL AT NEW SITE IN PRESTATYN NORTH WALES Nov 27 – 29 2015. Limited Early Bird tickets on sale from Friday 20th March, 12pm

“At the end of 2013, ATP bid farewell to their signature UK holiday-camp events. Through following the continued reaction of long-standing fans to this news, and seeing their feelings even further confirmed in a recent ATP Survey which was completed by thousands – it is with excitement that a return to UK holiday camps this November can now be announced. The perfect location has been found too – Prestatyn Pontins in North Wales. The site benefits from being far more respectful, location-wise, to a nationwide customer base, while still being within easy reach of international airports for non-UK attendees.

JAKE AND DINOS head ot North Wales

JAKE AND DINOS head ot North Wales

The new site benefits from a venue complex with two large-capacity stages, both boasting multiple-tiered seated areas to assist with visibility, as well as a huge selection of on-site activities available open to all attendees. These include an indoor swimming pool, football pitch, basketball & tennis courts, crazy golf course, go-kart track, air hockey, and a large arcade games area. More events and activities will be announced over the coming months, along with details of family accommodation deals, to be set in separate, quieter locations. Of course, the beautiful sandy beachfront is also only a few hundred metres walk away too”.


Curation this year comes from the acclaimed, Turner Prize nominated, visual artists The Chapman Brothers, who return to ATP ten years on from their first stint. Jake Chapman said; “We are so honoured to have been asked to curate ATP again this November in Prestatyn. Ten years ago we curated the first Nightmare Before Xmas and lost so many brain cells that it’s taken a decade to replace them. It is extremely special for us be involved again.”

JAKE AND DINOS, their version of the ATP nightmare?

JAKE AND DINOS, their version of the ATP nightmare?


One of contemporary art’s most famous and controversial works will return to the same London gallery where it first gained notoriety. The installation, which Emin has described as a self-portrait, drew huge crowds when it went on display at Tate Britain for the 1999 Turner Prize show and was bought by Charles Saatchi in 2000.


‘My Bed’ was made in Emin’s Waterloo council flat in 1998. An unconventional and uncompromising self-portrait through objects, it features the artist’s own bed covered in stained sheets, discarded condoms, blood-stained underwear and empty bottles of alcohol. The piece gives a snapshot of Emin’s life after a traumatic relationship breakdown.
‘My Bed’ will be displayed alongside six of the artist’s recent figure drawings, as well as two oil paintings by Francis Bacon selected by Emin. Her installation, as Bacon’s paintings do, retains a strong sense of the lived presence and memory traces of past events. The work was bought at auction last year for £2.5 million by German collector Count Christian Duerckheim, who has generously lent it to Tate for at least ten years.

‘I always admired the honesty of Tracey, but I bought ‘My Bed’ because it is a metaphor for life, where troubles begin and logics die.’

“Count Duerckheim has done a very generous thing. I have always felt ‘My Bed’ belongs at Tate. And now it will be. I cherish the moment to install it there. I could not be happier.” – Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin’s ‘My Bed’ 1998 will be shown at Tate Britain from March 31st.



More of this kind of thing tomorrow…. Maybe

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