This catalogue accompanies Sarah Lucas’ British Pavilion solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2015 (9 May – 22 November 2015).
Lucas’ works for the British Pavilion reprise and reinvent the themes that have come to define her powerfully irreverent art – gender, death, sex, and the innuendo residing in everyday objects.
Throughout this latest group of works, the body – sexual, comedic, majestic – remains a crucial point of return, while Lucas’s work continues to confront big themes with a distinctive wit.
‘Humour is about negotiating the contradictions thrown up by convention. To a certain extent humour and seriousness are interchangeable. Otherwise it wouldn’t be funny. Or devastating.’ – Sarah Lucas
The catalogue also includes text by Sarah Lucas and poems by D.H. Lawrence.