March 23, 2014 @ Yatzer
Joana Vasconcelos has come to be known for her acute sense of scale, peculiar choice of materials and mastery of colour. Showing a strong affinity for the decontextualisation and subversion of pre-existent objects and everyday realities, her work is a melting pot of tradition and modernity, popular and erudite culture, the private and the public, as well as the hand-crafted and the industrial.
Lilicoptère, 2012 | Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie. | 300 x 274 x 1265 cm | Courtesy Haunch of Venison/Christie’s, London.
Work produced in collaboration with Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, Lisbon.
2012 Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles, photo © Joana Vasconcelos.
Joana Vasconcelos, Golden Valkyrie, 2012. Handmade woollen crochet, industrial knitted fabric, fabrics, ornaments, polyester, steel cables. 650 x 1140 x 1360 cm. Kalfayan Galleries, Athens 2012. Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles.
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