Love it.....a ride anyone??
Giant shoes made from stainless steel pans and lids.......go figure!
Piano Dentelle 2008-2011
Steingraeber & Söhne baby grand piano, piano stool covered in handmade cotton crochet.
Imagine one of these in your home!
Vasconcelos’ art practice is characterized by a decontextualisation of the familiar - be they household objects, plastic spoons or national icons - and the deconstruction of how we identify things, particularly gender, class, and nationality. There is a political current to Vasconcelos’ work: the revolution of 1974 and the stifling patriarchal culture of the Salazar years form the backdrop and counterpoint to her ferociously energetic reinvention of Portuguese, and specifically femaShe has inherited and assimilated the visual language and themes of Duchamp’s readymade; the pop art of mass consumption exemplified by Warhol and Oldenburg; and the subversive, at times humorous, feminist voices of Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse.(From her biography)If you're in Europe or heading there this month, her current exhibtions are in Venice, Palma de Malorca Spain and the Gucci Museo in Florence. Details on her website. http://www.joanavasconcelos.com/index.aspx
I hope you get a chance one day to view her work. It is well worth it.