6 April 2012 - Short Message

Joana Vasconcelos' installation made of crochet-lace tablecloth as critic on today's society

Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos produces sculptures and installations which are made of everyday objects such as a crochet-lace tablecloth and posts - by re-contextualizing everday realities, her critic on today's society on urban streets and into museum spaces.

Lisbon based Joana Vasconcelos (born 1971, studied drawing, jewellery, design at the Ar.Co - Centre of Art and Visual Communication) questions with her work collective identity and focuses especially on women and national identity. Therefore she uses handmade pieces like a 30 meters wide traditional Portugese crochet-lace tablecloth produced by one thousand women in six months; view the urban intervention which was installed on a bridge in the video interview with Joana Vasconcelos where she also speaks about her workstyle in collaboration with a team of 20 assistants (architects, art historians, sewers, etc).

Now, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art (Salzburg-Vienna) announces the presentation of international artists like Jan Fabre, Lois Renner, Arnulf Rainer, Antoni Tàpies, and Joana Vasconcelos from 18 to 22 April 2012 at the Zona MACO Mexico.

Video: 'War Games' (2011) by Joana Vasconcelos refers to the world of children and the dangers they are confronted with; in the above mentioned interview, the artist explains this work.


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