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Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos

The nature of the creative process of Joana Vasconcelos (Paris, 1971) is based on the process of appropriation, decontextualization and subversion of the existing objects and of the daily realities. Using ingenious displacement operations, a reminiscence of the ready-made, nouveau réaliste and pop ideas, the artist gives us an accomplice and critical vision of the contemporary society and of the different aspects which identify the collective identity, especially those regarding the status of women, social classes’ differences and the national identity.  This strategy results on a discourse attentive to the contemporary characteristics, where the ideas handcraft-industrial, private-public, traditional-modern and popular culture-high culture arise prepared to renovate the meanings which characterize modernity.   

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