BERLIN—Bawdy disjointed leggy, busty and phallic biomorphic forms took over English satirical ceramist Sarah Lucas‘ latest show FunQroc in a weekend-long event series Easter weekend at Contemporary Fine Arts. Lucas is known for her sculptures and installations that broach normative conceptions of gender. We’re particularly interested in the large phallic forms, which appear as if they have been pulled directly from the earth with their hairy root systems intact.
The exhibition took place at the gallery’s upstairs space, Artnet writes, which the artist
The location is a typical old Berlin apartment that has not been renovated in decades—complete with coal heating and peeling wallpaper—an element that the artist asked to keep untouched for the show.
Lucas elevates ordinary items transforming them in her works. Like Marcel Duchamp before her, Arty writes, finds euphemistic potential in everyday items, explaining: “Things acquire, accrue a kind of powerfulness to them.”
Food, furniture, pantyhose, and cigarettes are the most common objects she incorporates into her work, crafting them into abject, hyper-sexualized genitals and fragmented human bodies, alongside cast concrete and bronze sculptures.
In addition to giving gallery visitors head massages and full body gypsum casting, 100% Beefcock and the Titsburster, Arthur and the Spooners, Didi Kern and Philipp Quehenberger, and the ever-subtle Anus Riot performed in the space.
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