Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel
September 26th, 2018 – January 20th, 2019
New Museum: 235 Bowery, NYC
One of the foremost Young British Artists of the 90s, Sarah Lucas has created a provocative body of work that subverts traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and identity by transforming everyday objects (such as cigarettes, vegetables, and stockings) into absurd tableaux, often taking on the human form, that challenge social norms.
This fall, the New Museum will present the first-ever major survey of Lucas’s work. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson and Margot Norton, “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel” will bring together more than 150 works spanning the mediums of photography, sculpture and installation. The exhibition will highlight the ways in which Lucas’s works, often overtly feminist, engage with crucial debates about gender and power. Her most important projects, including early sculptures from the 90s, self-portraits and her series “Bunnies,” “NUDS” and “Penetralia,” will be on view alongside new works that she created specifically for the exhibition.