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New Perspectives Tour

Approximate Bodies

Cover Image:

Sarah Lucas, Bunny Gets Snookered #8, 1997. Blue tights, navy stockings, vinyl and wood chair, clamp, kapok, and wire; 39 × 34 × 31 1/8 in (99 × 86.5 × 79 cm). © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Join us for a New Perspectives tour investigating Sarah Lucas’s work and how she uses fragments of the body to question its composition. Together, we will critically examine our reactions to Lucas’s approximations of bodies as opposed to more conventionally represented ones and consider how her playful and surreal sculptures challenge our notions of the social identities that seem inherent to the human form. By contextualizing the artist’s work through time, we will ruminate on her use of everyday materials and the uniquely pedestrian character of her approach.

New Perspectives tours are led by the New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. To read descriptions of current and upcoming New Perspectives tours, please view the calendar. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here and meet in the Lobby at the time of the tour.

New Museum Teaching Fellow Troizel Carr is a doctoral student in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, where he is beginning research on black children’s figurations in post-emancipation art and literature.


This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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