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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"The Bride" (A Noiva) by Joana Vasconcelos at CENTQUATRE (104)

The cultural space CENTQUATRE (104), in Paris, presents from July 5 through September 18, one of the most important works by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos: "The Bride" (A Noiva; La Mariée).

Considered by the critics and by the artist herself, one of her most iconic works, "The Bride" is a 600 x Ø 300 cm chandelier completed between 2001 and 2005, made from stainless steel, cotton thread, steel wire, and over 14,000 OB tampons. Its reflective look results from the plastic that involves the tampons.

After the refuse by Catherine Pégard, Director of the Palace of Versailles to include the chandelier in the exhibition featuring the artist, with several sculptures in the palace and its gardens, the public will now have the chance to visualize Joana Vasconcelos' acclaimed and sometimes controversial sculpture at CENTQUATRE (104).

The preview will take place this Wednesday, 4th of July at 19h00.
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