Le Bon Marché in Paris Shows New Art Installation by Joana Vasconcelos

Le Bon Marché in Paris Shows New Art Installation by Joana Vasconcelos

February 20, 2019

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Le Bon Marché in Paris Exhibits New Art Installation by Joana Vasconcelos ⇒ The renowned Portuguese visual artist, Joana Vasconcelos returns to the spotlight after launching a massive new work of art: a 35 metres long white Valkyrie in lustrous tones. Vasconcelos exhibited this iconic piece in an artistic installation at the historic warehouses of Le Bon Marché in Paris, whose interiors are styled in Art Deco. This new exhibition is called “Branco Luz” and inaugurated on January 17 and it is expected to conclude on March 24. Today, CovetED explores this massive exhibition that tests the boundaries of craftsmanship, art and design like no other.

 


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Entitled Simone, this new piece took two years to be completely built and required the help of 60 individuals, from seamstresses to architects. The monumental creature takes the shape of an inflatable sculpture as a way to introduce fantasy and humour.

 

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Image Credit to Gabriel de la Chapelle

 

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It hangs in the space like a giant insect, or perhaps a spaceship, embellished with sequins, pearls, crochet embroidery, LED lights, and metallic fabric.

 

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The Valkyrie highlights a massive structure of steel and iron and it is fully coated in different Portuguese fabrics and its veins are made from LED lights that present a singular visual effect in tones of blue and purple.

 

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Image Credit to Luis Vasconcelos

 

“The idea was to make a connection between craft and technology—I used Portuguese fabrics and incorporated LED lights in three colours. The one request from the client was to create an all-white work. It was very interesting to do this and I had to rethink things, as I am a baroque artist who uses lots of colours.” – Joana Vasconcelos

 

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Image Credit to Gabriel de la Chapelle

 

The influential artist is best known for drawing on Portuguese traditions while also reinterpreting the rules of contemporary art in order to achieve one-of-a-kind works of art.

 


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Sources: 24 Sevres | Architectural Digest