The Cultural Hurricane, Sarah Lucas at the Red Brick Art Museum

The Cultural Hurricane, Sarah Lucas at the Red Brick Art Museum
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The thirty-plus-year of Sarah Lucas is retraced through past works and recent projects - created specifically for the new spaces of the Red Brick Art Museum - following the creative trajectory of the British artist. For her first time in China, Lucas, born in London in 1962 and raised in the conservative Great Britain of the Thatcher era, brings with her quotidian objects that characterise her highly vocal visual language, transforming furniture, food, tabloids, shoes, cigarettes, symbol for the artist of virility and bad behaviour - into humorous and audacious works of art. Lucas the Cultural Hurricane - as she was defined by the curator of the exhibition at the Red Brick Art Museum, Yan Shijie - is ready to present herself to the Chinese public with her mesmerising creations made out of materials she found during her stay in Beijing. On the opening day of the exhibition, Lucas presented One Thousand Eggs: For Women and invited women and men in women’s clothing to join her in the act of tossing fresh eggs - often associated with feminine fertility - against the white walls of the gallery space. Eggs, represented in various forms, are a recurring motif in all of Lucas’ work, used to to symbolic and comic effect.

Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing