24 central yellow pages provide what is a precise egg or cheese sandwich! very Caffè Florian.
SARAH LUCAS at the BRITISH PAVILION, VENICE, 9 May – 22 November 2015. 56TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA.
The exhibition of 18 sculptures, 2 photographs and an 11 x 5 spot painting, is accompanied by a 152 page publication, I SCREAM DADDIO. Story-book and catalogue, with extensive texts by Sarah Lucas, poems by D.H.Lawrence and profusely illustrated with photographs by Julian Simmons, the book charts a period of 750 eggs – throwing / dancing / massaging / arranging into a nob and bollocks, and making new plaster sculptures in Britain – to their installation in the British Pavilion, Venice.
Concept, Design & Layout : Julian Simmons
Text, 22 chapters : Sarah Lucas | 9 poems : D.H.Lawrence
Photographs : Julian Simmons
Publisher : The British Council | Printer : The Five Castles Press, Ipswich, UK
Softback OTA bound | 152 pages | 162 photographs, 80 full-colour | 20,000 words | 28 x 21.2 x 1.6cm | ISBN 978-0-86355-770-5 | £25 excl. shipping
‘The off-white plaster bodies remind Lucas of meringues in a dessert, with Fergus Henderson providing a recipe for iles flottantes in the catalogue. Lucas’s catalogue, rather than providing explanation (though it does, by devious default) continues her work by other means. Part sculptor’s notebook, part autobiography, part diary of her life in London and Suffolk, it is filled with disarming delights’, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 5 May 2015.
‘In the excellent catalogue that accompanies the show, Sarah writes that she never works “to a plan. I don’t know what I’m going to do next. If I had a plan I’d most probably spend my days avoiding it.” Reading further in a section of the book titled “MUM,” Sarah describes, beautifully, some women she knew growing up—including a mum who cleaned toilets in a public lavatory’, Hilton Als, The New Yorker, 26 August 2015.
‘I Scream Daddio is beautiful, touching, erotic, authentic and funny. More so I enjoyed reading the accompanied text which for once, wasn’t filled by an overly ambitious curator’s conceptual writing but like a diary – by the artist herself’, Michal Cole, ArtLyst.com, 17 May 2015.
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