Running at the museum from the 10th March to the 21st May, the exhibition will feature sculptures created by British artist Sarah Lucas.
All of the sculptures on display will be shown in the North Drawing Room, each depicting a female figure in cast plaster.
The works were originally seen as part of Lucas’s commission by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, I SCREAM DADDIO. This exhibition will mark the first UK display of Lucas’s works from the Venice Biennale, and it is made possible with the support of the Art Fund.
Over the last twenty years Lucas has become one of Britain’s most instantly recognisable contemporary artists. Her work spans across sculpture, photography and installation and is characterised by humour and the use of everyday objects.
This exhibition is a rare occasion that a living artist has had works displayed in Sir John Soane’s museum. The three sculptures on display derive from a series of ten bodies in cast plaster, collectively titled the Muses, for which Lucas used various friends as models.
Power in Woman is only the second time that the British Council has toured a British Pavilion exhibition in the UK. In 2014 Jeremy Deller’s exhibition for the British Pavilion, at the 55th Venice Biennale, undertook a national tour visiting three museums and galleries in London, Bristol and Margate. The tour, supported by the Art Fund, was the first of its kind for a British Pavilion exhibition, and enabled the public to see the British-Council commissioned work, adapted specially for each venue.
Sarah Lucas: Power in Woman will take place at Sir John Soane’s Museum from the 10th March until the 21st May.