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Friday, December 23, 2011

Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles 2012

The Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, will be the guest artist to exhibit at the Estate of Versailles in 2012.

"Marilyn" ( two shoes with stiletto heels, made of stainless steel pans, lids and cement), the Perruque (a sort of Fabergée Egg furniture) and the black and red versions of Coração Independente (made with plastic forks imitating filigree or filigrane), are some of the works to be exhibited.

Joana has also created a drawing for a tapestry, especially for this event, which will be manufactured at the Tapestry Factory of Portalegre and will measure approximately 13 sqm.

Since 2008, the surroundings of the Palace of Versailles (Chateâu de Versailles) have assisted to narratives between great artists of the Baroque period - André Le Nôtre, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Charles Le Brun, Jules Hardouin-Mansart - and contemporary artists: Jeff Koons in 2008, Xavier Veilhan in 2009, Takashi Murakami in 2010 and Bernar Venet in 2011.

From June 19 to September 30, 2012, the public will have the opportunity to see the works of one of the most successful Portuguese contemporary artists and the first woman to exhibit in this project, as well as the youngest until today.

Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971.
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DPLblog said...

Something about the shape of chandeliers intrigues me. I saw one in Savannah, GA made entirely of oyster shells. I coveted it instantly. Tampons, not so much.

Janebloom227 said...

Actually the director of the Versailles exhibition changed half way through the assembly process, and the new director censored the tampon chandelier. It's an amazing piece, I can't imagine someone being so limited as to consider it inappropriate for Versailles. But I'm going to visit anyway :)

José said...

I wasn't aware about it Jane.
Thanks for the tip :-)