British Pavilion- Sarah Lucas

‘Humour is about negotiating the contradictions thrown up by convention. To a certain extent humour and seriousness are interchangeable. Otherwise it wouldn’t be funny. Or devastating.’ – Sarah Lucas

In this Pavilion the viewer was greeted with an enormous yellow, sock-like sculpture representing the male figure thrusting upwards with and erection. The walls of the pavilion were yellow to “put everyone in a good mood” and the sculptures are said to be “set in a sea of custard”. Throughout the Pavilion you can see the many themes of sex. Cigarettes placed in the vagina and anus of plastered women’s legs this piece illustrates the artist and the act of smoking she undergoes within her daily life. Luca’s feminist views are evident within the work as the representations of women in these sculptures are empowering and free willed.

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