Textile Art by Joana Vasconcelos
Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos (born in 1971 in Paris, France) creates sculptures and installations that explore consumer culture, collective identity, and our assumptions about what constitutes art. She creates large-scale installations, often with performance components, which encourage viewers to walk through and touch them. She is also known for enveloping everyday objects - pianos, laptops, commercially produced decorative objects - in crocheted or knitted material. Through such works, she contrasts mass-produced and hand-crafted and alludes to our values and associations with each. Follow her on Facebook.
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