The 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice will happen from 9 May to 22 November 2015. The representant of Britain at Venice Biennale is Sarah Lucas.
British artist Sarah Lucas’s sexually provactive sculptures got lots of attention at this year Biennale in Venice.
Her show has a strong streak of naughtiness. For a start, it begins with a 3-metre tall, sunshine-yellow penis (the piece is titled Gold Cup Maradona) thrusting its way joyfully skywards. The sculpture is, according to Lucas, “a very lickable kind of a guy”. Meanwhile, inside, 10 plaster casts of the bottom halves of women are draped over pieces of furniture, each with a cheeky cigarette protruding from anus or vagina. The exhibition is bawdy, funny, irreverent and sexy but at the same time elegant and spare: in other words, classic Sarah Lucas.
You don’t tend to see ’em much, do you, outside of pornography.” And the cigarettes? “It’s a bit of blowing off, isn’t it? A fart in the direction of the viewer.”
The entire exhibition is surrounded by yellow: the walls of the British pavilion have been painted a startling shade that radiates sunshine and is reminiscent of bananas, custard, or egg yolks. The associations are deliberate: the exhibition is meant to be like a dessert, according to Lucas.
You can’t miss one of the best Art fairs in the world and this Sarah’s exhibition!