New Solo Exhibit by Crochet Artist Joana Vasconcelos

by Kathryn on March 26, 2014 · 0 comments

in Crochet Art

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Internationally-recognized crochet artist Joana Vasconcelos has a new solo exhibit opening on March 31st in Brazil. this follows exhibits in Jerusalem, the United Kingdom and Versailles.

Back in Brazil

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The press release explains their excitement to welcome the artist back:

“The exhibition Casarão marks Joana Vasconcelos’s return to Casa Triângulo, a decade after her last show in this gallery, and after the recent success of the exhibitions realized at Château de Versailles and at the Venice Biennale.”

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro in Crochet

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The press release also provides more info about some of the pieces we’ve seen before from Vasconcelos:

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“Casarão proposes the invasion of the gallery’s space by a group of faience animals, designed by one of the most renowned Portuguese artists of the 19th century, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905). Joana Vasconcelos appropriates some of the animals belonging to Bordalo’s vast bestiary, presenting them ambiguously protected, or imprisoned/domesticated, by a sensual, crochet mesh.”

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Mixed Media Crochet Boxes

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I’m really loving these new crochet pieces from the artist, described by the press release:

“Three boxes – Catuaba, Delícia and Cravo e Canela – covered by azulejos (Portuguese tiles), are placed on the wall at our eye’s height, like paintings that once assumed themselves as windows, open to the world. Abstract, textile volumes burst from their interior; unrecognizable forms, but which the materials, textures and techniques we identify.”

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Tetris Crochet Art

I also like the piece shown at the top of this post, which is inspired by the game Tetris.

“The parallelepiped volumes, covered by azulejos, are crossed and serpentined by various crochet tubes and protuberances. The rigidity of the ceramics is invaded by malleable organic, textile forms, in a happy encounter of opposites, united by color.”

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