Weng Contemporary


Vitrail 2-Joana Vasconcelos-1

Joana Vasconcelos' creative process is founded on the appropriation, decontextualisation and subversion of pre-existent objects and everyday realities. Reviling of an acute sense of scale and mastery of colours, Vasconcelos' works are full of energy that gravitate between reality and dream, the everyday and magic, the festive and the tragic. "Vitrail 2" follows the colorful window, 'Vitrail', created by the artist in Château de Versailles for her exhibition in 2012. The Franco-Portuguese artist was the first woman to exhibit in the gardens and in the rooms of Versailles Palace, where she was able to interpret the dense mythology of Versailles, transporting it into the contemporary world, and evoking the presence of important female figures that had once lived there.

“ I like to create a space for discovery, a first moment where you capture what is obvious in the piece, where you can consume it in the first instant. But as you come closer, you discover there’s more to it and you start to deconstruct it. „

Joana Vasconcelos