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Joana Vasconcelos, ‘A ilha dos amores’, 2006, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna
Joana Vasconcelos, ‘A ilha dos amores’, 2006, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna
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A ilha dos amores, 2006

Cement sculptures, acrylic paint, hand-made cotton crochet work, electric installation
118 1/10 × 118 1/10 × 86 3/5 in
300 × 300 × 220 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Joana Vasconcelos
French-Portuguese, b. 1971
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Joana Vasconcelos came to public attention for her sculpture A Noiva (The Bride) at the 2005 Venice Biennale, a five-meter-tall chandelier made from 25,000 tampons. Influenced by the 1960s Nouveau Réalisme movement, Marcel Duchamp's readymades, and the symbolic, tactile constructions of Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse, Vasconcelos takes objects and materials from daily life and sets them into new and intricate assemblages. Interested in ideas of womanhood, nationality, and family, she frequently incorporates crafts like knitting and crochet into her art, as well as common Portuguese household items like ceramic figures. For Piano Dentelle (2008), one of Vasconcelos’s most recognizable works, she covered a grand piano in a gorgeous lacy crochet reminiscent of snowflakes.

Joana Vasconcelos, ‘A ilha dos amores’, 2006, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna
Joana Vasconcelos, ‘A ilha dos amores’, 2006, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna
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Joana Vasconcelos
French-Portuguese, b. 1971
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Joana Vasconcelos came to public attention for her sculpture A Noiva (The Bride) at the 2005 Venice Biennale, a five-meter-tall chandelier made from 25,000 tampons. Influenced by the 1960s Nouveau Réalisme movement, Marcel Duchamp's readymades, and the symbolic, tactile constructions of Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse, Vasconcelos takes objects and materials from daily life and sets them into new and intricate assemblages. Interested in ideas of womanhood, nationality, and family, she frequently incorporates crafts like knitting and crochet into her art, as well as common Portuguese household items like ceramic figures. For Piano Dentelle (2008), one of Vasconcelos’s most recognizable works, she covered a grand piano in a gorgeous lacy crochet reminiscent of snowflakes.

A ilha dos amores, 2006

Cement sculptures, acrylic paint, hand-made cotton crochet work, electric installation
118 1/10 × 118 1/10 × 86 3/5 in
300 × 300 × 220 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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