Joana Vasconcelos, I’m Your Mirror
Images: 200 (apx.)
Size: 24,5 x 30 cm
Language: English / Spanish / Portuguese
A journey to Joana Vasconcelos’ exuberant creative universe.
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Joana Vasconcelos (Paris, 1971) is without a doubt the most prominent Portuguese artist of her generation, particularly after her participation in
the 2005 Venice Biennale and the magnificent exhibition she presented at the Palace of Versailles in 2012.
Her oeuvre draws inspiration from her country’s popular culture but also from the most recent theoretical debates in contemporary art. She uses countless materials, from house appliances to tiles, fabric, medicines, toilets, pots, plastic cutlery and much more to create sculptures and installations that stand out for their large scale, chromaticism and exuberance, and which sometimes include lights, sound effects and even movement.
I’m Your Mirror—a title that pays homage to Nico, the famous German singer who sang I’ll Be Your Mirror along with the New York band The Velvet Underground—brings together thirty works from 1997 to today that comprise the exhibition of the same name at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. The show includes some of her most famous sculptures and installations, such as Independent Heart, Marilyn, Burka and The Bride, aswell as new works and a site-specific installation especially made for the Museum.
With texts by Enrique Juncosa, Idalina Conde, and Petra Joos, and an interview of José Luís Peixoto with the artist, this catalogue includes images of the making of of the new pieces and of the installation of the works in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, as well as many images of the works and exhibitions that have marked her career-path.