INNAMEMORABILIAMUMBUM, A PROJECT BY SARAH LUCAS WITH FONDAZIONE NICOLA TRUSSARDI
By Crash redaction
SARAH LUCAS PRESENTS A THREE-DAY PROJECT AT ALBERGO DIURNO VENEZIA, MILAN
INNAMEMORABILIAMUMBUM is a Sarah Lucas project co-produced by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi and miart in collaboration with FAI. On the occasion of the 21st edition of the international art fair, the British artist, a leading figure of the 1990s London art scene who debuted with Damian Hirst’s Freeze group, delivered a three-day exhibition in the Albergo Diurno Venezia from April 8th to 10th, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Vincenzo de Bellis. The project gathered 8,233 people, all present to witness Sarah Lucas site-specific exhibition taking place in the underground baths designed in the early 1920s by Piero Portaluppi. Lucas’ work grasps the human body and the ideas of beauty, anatomy, and body perception. Since the 1990s, the artist has been exploring with a critical eye the gender stereotypes and taboos of our society. Depicting the fragility of the self-constructed signs that rule our human relationships, she delivers a strong critique of sexism. In this exceptional venue, former public baths closed in 2006, Lucas explores with installations, sculptures, sound work and live happenings centered on the physical body faced with its stereotypes. A game of mirrors links her artworks to the venue’s architecture, putting a different perspective on the concept of caring.
Sarah Lucas INNAMEMORABILIAMUMBUM, Albergo Diurno Venezia, Milan. Courtesy Fondazione Nicola Trussardi and miart. © Marco De Scalzi.