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Joana Vasconcelos lace installations

Joana Vasconcelos lace installations

A lady with a dog. Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos lace installations

Joana Vasconcelos lace installations
born in Paris in 1971, Joana Vasconcelos is a young and talented artist from Portugal. She is famous for her installations of lace – lace sculptures of dogs, lions, celebrities and even a piano. The sculptures, tied with lace, exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and now her works appear in the Palace of Versailles.
Meanwhile, Joana Vasconcelos has became the youngest participant and the first woman, whose works were exhibited at the French palace. The peculiarity of the Versailles exposures was that the artist had almost complete freedom. For example, she could place her work in any historical interiors – gallery, garden or lounge. Besides, the materials for her installations are completely different. In particular, lace, plastic cutlery, plastic handcuffs, tompons, wires, cotton thread, covers of the pots, lids of stainless steel, and cement.

The Bride

A piece called “The Bride” by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. The presentation of the “Netless” exhibition at Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon March 1, 2010

The materials used in the piece include tampons, stainless steel and cotton thread. The exhibition will run from March 2 until May 18, 2010. A visitor uses a mobile phone to take a photograph of an art installation during Joana Vasconcelos’s presentation of the “Netless” exhibition at Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon March 1, 2010.

Joana Vasconcelos lace installations

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