Sarah Lucas, “I SCREAM DADDIO”, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale (IT)

Visiting Venice Biennale is hard work, but the ludicrous moments pay it all. One of these moments is given by Sara Lucas, in the British Pavilion. At the entrance we’re greeted by a giant yellow resin penis, standing on an antropomorphic figure, then the joke goes one with some plasters of the lower part of female bodies smoking cigarettes with their holes.

Sarah Lucas, I SCREAM DADDIO, Installation View, British Pavilion 2015, Photo by Cristiano Corte © British Council via

This is provocative for sure, but not enough to be offensive. The pavilion is furnished with desks and chairs (Ready-Made references?) and a supply of SPAM (the British pop-art has SPAM, not Campbell soup).

Sarah Lucas, Octopus Spam Plinth, British Pavilion 2015, Photo by Cristiano Corte © British Council via

The resin sculputes are crawling on the ground looking like long tailed pets

All these non independent elments recreating a ghost of a domestic enviroment inhabited by the smoking plasters and by the resin humanoids with the standing penises.  The resin sculputes are crawling on the ground looking like long tailed pets, suggesting that everyday life is a crowd of freudian displays.

Sarah Lucas, I SCREAM DADDIO, Installation View, British Pavilion 2015, Photo by Cristiano Corte © British Council via

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SARAH LUCAS
Address: British Pavilion, Giardini di Castello 30122
Exhibition dates: 9 May to 22 November 2015
Opening times: 10am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays.
Vaporetto: Giardini

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