Sarah Lucas’s first solo exhibition in China
will be unveiled at the Red Brick Art Museum
One of Britain’s leading and most influential artists
An artist challenging notions of gender, class, and language
Seminal works defining her 30-year career and substantial new commissions
In 2018, at the time of Sarah Lucas’s major retrospective at the New Museum in New York, her first solo exhibition in China was being planned on the other side of the Pacific. Opening in November 2019, Sarah Lucas’s exhibition at the Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, will be her largest presentation to date in Asia. Curated by Yan Shijie, director of the museum, the exhibition will feature more than 100 works from Lucas’s thirty-year career, bringing together important past works and new pieces created especially for the project to reflect the creative trajectory of this uncompromising British artist to a Chinese audience.
Lucas’s exhibition in Beijing will include several of her seminal early works, including the sculpture Au Naturel (1994) and examples of her celebrated self-portraits of the 1990s, together with highlights from the series that have come to define her career – including the Bunny sculptures in stuffed tights that she began in 1997, the NUDs series of a decade later, and her Penetralia (2008-11) sculptures in plaster and wood – enigmatic objects that resemble archaeological finds or ancient totems. The display will also feature recent works in bronze, concrete and other materials – some of them monumental in scale – that have evolved out of earlier compositions.