Cristina Lucas

Born in 1973 in Jaén. Lives and works in Madrid.

“... In Talk, Cristina Lucas is pounding with a hammer in hand. And here there is literal destruction, as a copy of Michelangelo’s Moses, created as the centerpiece for the tomb of Pope Julius II, is broken as the artist makes her way up from the bottom to the top of the sculpture, first sitting on Moses’ lap than reaching out to the horns on his head and hammering them off (before proceeding to hammer off the arms and the head in the end). These strange horns often appear in the iconography of the Italian Renaissance as relating to “light” or enlightenment. Moses was a prophet and as such was to bring light to the world. Here, the male figure, embodied in a mighty stone object almost three meters high, is a display of knowledge, force and masculinity combined. The beard is one of the most impressive everproduced in the history of art, a majestic sign of wisdom, patriarchy and male dominance. In her fragility and determination, the artist climbs up and over the over-powering work of art, until she gets to the very thing that symbolizes everything the statue represents. In this sense, the “working-through” overcomes traditional male dominance and superiority and establishes a new order. This new order is one that belongs to the contemporary world, one that requires the unbolting of a history dominated by male symbology and surrogate presence.” Chantal Pontbriand

Great Sentences:
The project consists of composing a text, as if it were an essay, taking the copypaste of the slogans that have flooded our lives, shaping our most intimate desires and intentions.
The slogans that make up the text are accompanied by the product they represent, by way of quotation.
They are displayed on billboards that can be distributed in the rooms or outside.
The "Big Sentences" edition, designed for Çanakkale, is a copy paste made by Lucas, from the Turkish slogans of about 150 international brands.