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Secession announce Sarah Lucas: NOB + Gelatin

Secession present Sarah Lucas: NOB + Gelatin an exhibition on view November 23, 2013–January 19, 2014.

Sarah Lucas. Photo: Julian Simmons.
Sarah Lucas. Photo: Julian Simmons.
Sarah Lucas is one of the most outstanding British artists of her generation, who garnered an international reputation under the heading Young British Artists in the 1990s. With the sculptures and objects she makes from readily available materials such as household objects or foodstuffs, as well as her photographic self-portraits, Sarah Lucas has developed an unmistakable visual and material language rich in art-historical references and associations.

The artist reveals and simultaneously undermines sexual stereotypes with the outspoken directness of the sexual innuendo characteristic of her works. In this way Lucas always expresses deep scepticism towards social norms and the gender-specific attribution of roles, albeit with an enigmatic sense of humour.

In the Secession, Sarah Lucas will be presenting new, large-format sculptures: oversized phallic objects made from concrete rest on pressed scrap vehicles, and are reflected on the polished bronze surfaces of two marrow sculptures of surely record-breaking dimensions. In a fragmented, rather androgynous form, the female body is present as a motif on wallpapers the height of the room. Other elements produced on site lend the exhibition added relevance and location.

An artist’s book conceived and designed together with Julian Simmons will be published in conjunction for the exhibition; in texts and images it offers insight into the production process behind Sarah Lucas’s sculptural works.

Sarah Lucas, born in London in 1962, lives and works in Suffolk, UK.

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