An artist firmly rooted in the British scene, Tracey Emin has visited Istanbul with her Turkish father many times, starting at age 3. This time, we were lucky enough to meet her. Described by David Bowie, a friend, as “William Blake as a woman, written by Mike Leigh”, Tracey Emin’s work is often confessional, always direct and never coy. She gives the same impression in person, too. Watch her as she raises a glass to the future and trust her neon sign that declares “It doesn’t matter, my friend, it doesn’t matter; to cry is beautiful”.