Through the lens of humour and a language of the absurd, Clara Hastrup’s practice touches on the profound dichotomies in our relationship with objects of consumption. The Perishable Sculptures are a new body of work which extend from the series of Instant Sculptures, whereby perishable goods are modified to resemble functional, household objects. The sculptures are presented alongside a photograph of the object, mimicking a product advertisement image. Set on a blue homogenous backdrop with highly saturated lighting, the object takes on a familiar, sanitised and mass manufactured quality when in fact that image is contrasted by the view of the slowly decaying sculpture. The playful narrative points to an endless cycle of consumption and most poignantly, to the illusions that are formed under a pristinely crafted veneer.
Still Life / Still LivingGroup exhibition featuring: Pippa El-Kadhi Brown, Alma Berrow, Clara Hastrup, Marina Woisky, Maria Livman, Bruno Moutinho, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Anderson Borba, Alexandre da Cunha, Fernando Marques Penteado and Tiago Mestre. 25 Mar - 1 Apr 2023LAMB Gallery and PALMA are pleased to present "Still Life/Still Living," an exhibition that invites viewers to witness an unconventional gathering of sculptures seated around a table, as if they were dinner guests.Read more
The sculptures on display have been created by various artists from diverse cultural and aesthetic backgrounds, yet they share a common space in the exhibition, engaging in unexpected and intriguing conversations. Each piece is carefully placed around or near the table to create a harmonious yet unpredictable arrangement, much like the interactions between real-life dinner guests.
By creating this dynamic living environment, the exhibition explores the concept of still life in contemporary art, pushing beyond our traditional perceptions of the genre, which typically feature inanimate objects arranged in a static composition.
Featuring emerging artists Pippa El-Kadhi Brown (b. 1996), Alma Berrow (b.1992) Clara Hastrup (b.1990), Marina Woisky (b. 1997), Maria Livman and Bruno Moutinho as well as established artists Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato (1900 - 1995), Anderson Borba (b. 1972), Alexandre da Cunha, (b. 1969) Fernando Marques Penteado (b. 1955) and Tiago Mestre (b. 1975), the exhibition reflects LAMB Gallery’s ethos to encourage and develop curatorial dialogues between multi-generational artists from Latin America and Britain.
Organic Behaviours by Clara Hastrup26 Jan - 10 Mar 2023Lamb Gallery is pleased to present Clara Hastrup’s solo exhibition Organic Behaviour . Through a humorous standpoint and using the absurd as her visual language, Hastrup’s practice revolves around the...Read more
Sorry It's a Mess, We Just Moved In! Curated by Roya Sachsavaf | Christo & Jeanne-Claude | Martin Creed | Mona Hatoum | Peter Fischli & David Weiss | Haim Steinbach | Studio Zimoun | Patricia Camet | Isa Genzken | Erwin Wurm | Michael Landy | Rolf Sachs | Koos Buster | Clara Hastrup | Fernando Otero 29 Sep - 13 Nov 2021"In a time when technology has shrunk our physical identity and oversaturated our digital persona, are we becoming less and less attached to the physical objects that surround us, or do they have more meaning than ever before? SORRY IT’S A MESS, WE JUST MOVED IN!, unravels these themes of temporality, of detachment and attachment of our present-day selves.Read more
We'd invite you in, but it's a mess!"