Sarah Lucas BUNNY RABBIT, 2022
© Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Steve Russell Studios
In her work, Sarah Lucas (*1962 in London, UK) takes a critical and humorous look at aspects of the human body and its social attributions. Characterized by a radical yet elegant formal language, she creates photographs, sculptures and installations questioning social norms and gender stereotypes. Everyday objects and casual language often find their way into her work, which she playfully places in new contexts of meaning and explores fundamental themes of sculpture.
In her first institutional exhibition in Germany since 2005, Lucas brings together works from almost four decades of artistic creation. These range from early objects from the 1990s to recent works in which she further develops questions of the corporeal in the social field.
Sarah Lucas studied at Goldsmiths College, among others, and was associated with the Young British Artists group in the 1990s. In 2015, she exhibited at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and was the subject of a major retrospective, AU NATUREL, at The New Museum in New York in 2018. A survey exhibition HAPPY GAS is currently at Tate Britain in London. Today she is considered one of the most influential artists in the UK and internationally.
Curator: Luisa Heese