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JOANA VASCONCELOS (Paris, 1971). "Euridice", 2013. Earthenware sculpture with handmade cotton crochet cover. Unique piece. Enclosed certificate signed by the artist. Measurements: 88.5 x 68 x 47 cm (box); 76 x 55 x 35 cm (urn); 163 x 68 x 47 cm (box with urn). On a transport box printed with the word "fragile" sits an earthenware guard dog, its body wrapped with crochet work. The concept of fragility is in keeping with these traditional crafts (pottery, crochet), while the dog conveys the idea of strength and fidelity. The dog could suggest a feminized cancerbero, the dog that Orpheus, Eurydice's husband, had to ask to be taken to the underworld to rescue his beloved. In the end, Eurydice will have to stay in the kingdom of shadows because Orpheus cannot resist the temptation to look at him. We are before a sculpture crossed by a network of readings that do not close in a single meaning. The nymph is fused in a single image with an elegant bitch, and the attributes of both merge in a space that speaks to us of femininity in a subtle and cryptic way. Joana Vasconcelos, is a contemporary Portuguese plastic artist, resident in Lisbon. She was the first woman to exhibit at the Palace of Versailles in 2012. She usually works with sculpture and installation. One of her most famous works, "Nectar", belongs to the Berardo Collection and is exhibited at the Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon. Many of his pieces are in private collections in Europe. At the Venice Biennale in 2005, she was the artist representing Portugal with "The Bride". She has won several awards, including the Berardo Museum Competition. In February 2008, she inaugurated Contamination at the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, described as "A body of textiles, colorful, deformed and tentacular". On June 30, 2009, one of his works, entitled Independent Heart of Gold, was auctioned at Christie's for 192 thousand euros. The piece was sold to an anonymous British collector, who will lend it to the Berardo Museum in Lisbon. In 2012, she exhibited a selection of her works at the Palace of Versailles. She thus became the first woman artist to exhibit her works in this baroque palace. The exhibition became a success because of the stark contrast between the historic atmosphere of the palace and Vasconcelos' striking works, many of them installations with fabrics, feathers, giant shoes made of pans or figures wrapped in a kind of crochet covers. In June 2018, she inaugurated the exhibition Joana Vasconcelos. I am your mirror at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Awards and recognitions: Tabaqueira Public Art Fund Award (2003). There are many of her works at the Museu Colecção Berardo, after winning the institution's competition. Some media considered her the best artist of the year 2019. In 2022 she was decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters of France.

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JOANA VASCONCELOS (Paris, 1971). "Euridice", 2013. Earthenware sculpture with handmade cotton crochet cover. Unique piece. Enclosed certificate signed by the artist. Measurements: 88.5 x 68 x 47 cm (box); 76 x 55 x 35 cm (urn); 163 x 68 x 47 cm (box with urn). On a transport box printed with the word "fragile" sits an earthenware guard dog, its body wrapped with crochet work. The concept of fragility is in keeping with these traditional crafts (pottery, crochet), while the dog conveys the idea of strength and fidelity. The dog could suggest a feminized cancerbero, the dog that Orpheus, Eurydice's husband, had to ask to be taken to the underworld to rescue his beloved. In the end, Eurydice will have to stay in the kingdom of shadows because Orpheus cannot resist the temptation to look at him. We are before a sculpture crossed by a network of readings that do not close in a single meaning. The nymph is fused in a single image with an elegant bitch, and the attributes of both merge in a space that speaks to us of femininity in a subtle and cryptic way. Joana Vasconcelos, is a contemporary Portuguese plastic artist, resident in Lisbon. She was the first woman to exhibit at the Palace of Versailles in 2012. She usually works with sculpture and installation. One of her most famous works, "Nectar", belongs to the Berardo Collection and is exhibited at the Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon. Many of his pieces are in private collections in Europe. At the Venice Biennale in 2005, she was the artist representing Portugal with "The Bride". She has won several awards, including the Berardo Museum Competition. In February 2008, she inaugurated Contamination at the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, described as "A body of textiles, colorful, deformed and tentacular". On June 30, 2009, one of his works, entitled Independent Heart of Gold, was auctioned at Christie's for 192 thousand euros. The piece was sold to an anonymous British collector, who will lend it to the Berardo Museum in Lisbon. In 2012, she exhibited a selection of her works at the Palace of Versailles. She thus became the first woman artist to exhibit her works in this baroque palace. The exhibition became a success because of the stark contrast between the historic atmosphere of the palace and Vasconcelos' striking works, many of them installations with fabrics, feathers, giant shoes made of pans or figures wrapped in a kind of crochet covers. In June 2018, she inaugurated the exhibition Joana Vasconcelos. I am your mirror at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Awards and recognitions: Tabaqueira Public Art Fund Award (2003). There are many of her works at the Museu Colecção Berardo, after winning the institution's competition. Some media considered her the best artist of the year 2019. In 2022 she was decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters of France.

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