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Joana Vasconcelos: The Art of Feminism in the modern political and social canvas.

Portuguese Joana Vasconcelos is an artist extraordinaire, who dwells in the world of Feminism Art.  Her artwork and installations convey the most dynamic expressions of feminism in this modern political and social landscape.

One of her remarkable installations that has truly captured the aspect of feminism was the chandelier sculpture titled  A Noiva [The Bride].  It was created with thousands of sparkling white pendants — 25K of OB Tampons!  Yeah, it seems weird and outrageous but the result was quite impressive. 

The Bride, 6 meters high and 3 meters in diameter, was suspended from the ceiling in its glorious beauty.  She was absolutely stunning in her immaculate white gown!  🙂

 

Please scroll down to see The Bride and other amazing artwork.

 

All images courtesy of Joana Vasconcelos, and are published with permission.

To see more of her work, please visit:  JoanaVasconcelos.com  | Facebook

 

 A Noiva [The Bride], 2001-2005

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A Noiva [The Bride], 2001-2005
OB tampons, stainless steel, cotton thread, steel cables
600 x Ø 300 cm
António Cachola Collection, Elvas Work produced and restored with the support of Johnson & Johnson, Lda.

Credits:  Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos | Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon

 

 Big Booby

Joana Vasconcelos - Big Booby

Big Booby, 2011
Handmade woollen crochet, industrial
knitted fabric, polyester, stai
nless steel
305 x 260 x 87 cm
Collection of the artis

Credits: Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos

 

Lilicoptère, 2012

Joana Vasconcelos - Lilicoptere 2012

Lilicoptère, 2012
Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial paint, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, woodgrain painting, passementerie
300 x 274 x 1265 cm
Courtesy Haunch of Venison/Christie’s, London
Work produced in collaboration with Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, Lisbon

Credits: Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos | Château de Versailles

 

Sibyl Vane, 2013

Joana Vasconcelos - Sibyl Vane 2014

Sibyl Vane, 2013
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro faience painted with ceramic glaze, handmade cotton crochet
14 x 50 x 67 cm
Collection of the artist

Credit:  © Manchester Art Gallery

 

Bond Girl, 2014

Joana Vasconcelos - Bond Girl 2014

Bond Girl, 2014
Concrete statue, acrylic paint, handmade cotton crochet, plastic globe, light bulb, electric system
276 x 40 x 40 cm
Collection of the artist

Credits:  © Luís Vasconcelos/Cortesia Unidade Infinita Projectos

 

 Maria Pia, 2013

Joana Vasconcelos - Maria Pia 2013

Maria Pia, 2013
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro faience painted with ceramic glaze, Azores crocheted lace
180 x 80 x 135 cm
Private collection, Lisbon

Credits: Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos | Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon

 

Le Dauphin et La Dauphine, 2012

Joana Vasconcelos - Le Dauphin Et La Dauphine 2012

Le Dauphin et La Dauphine, 2012
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro faiences painted with ceramic glaze, Azores crocheted lace, cloth and tablecloth
125 x 272 x 145 cm
Collection of the artist

Credits: Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos | Château de Versailles

 

War Games, 2011

War Games, 2011

War Games, 2011
Morris Oxford VI, toy rifles, plush and plastic toys, LEDs, electronic controllers
175 x 185 x 435 cm
Collection of the artist
Work commissioned by Modelo Continente Hipermercados, S.A.

Credits: Luís Vasconcelos/Cortesia Unidade Infinita Projectos

 

Bestie, 2014

Joana Vasconcelos - Bestie 2014

Bestie, 2014
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro acrylic painted faience, Azores crocheted lace
82 x 31 x 60 cm
Collection of the artist

Credits:  © Manchester Art Gallery

 

A Todo o Vapor

Joana Vasconcelos - A Todo O Vapor

A Todo o Vapor (Amarelo #1) [Full Steam Ahead (Yellow)], 2014
A Todo o Vapor (Vermelho #1) [Full Steam Ahead (Red #1)], 2012
A Todo o Vapor (Verde #1) [Full Steam Ahead (Green #1)], 2013
BOSCH steam irons, PLC gearmotor, microprocessor – based electronic control unit, low pressure hydraulic system,
stainless steel, demineralized water
155 x Ø 170 cm
Collection of the artist
Work produced with the support of Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH

Credits: Luís Vasconcelos/Courtesy Unidade Infinita Projectos

 

 Britannia, 2014

Joana Vasconcelos - Britannia 2014

 

Joana Vasconcelos - Britannia 2014

Britannia, 2014
Handmade woollen knitting and crochet, felt appliqués, industrial knitted fabric, fabrics, ornaments, polystyrene, polyester, steel cables
Dimensions variable
Collection of the artist

Credits:  © Luís Vasconcelos/Cortesia Unidade Infinita Projectos

 

 The Artist:  Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971. Lives and works in Lisbon. She has exhibited regularly since the mid-1990s. After her participation in the 51st International Art Exhibition– la Biennale di Venezia in 2005, her work became known internationally.   Read More

 

 



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