This exhibition presents a selection of 30 works produced between 1997 and the present day by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, including a site-specific installation commissioned for the atrium of the museum.
Vasconcelos uses a wide variety of materials from everyday life to make her works, such as household appliances, tiles, fabrics, pottery, bottles, medicines, urinals, showers, kitchen utensils, telephones, cars, and plastic cutlery. With these, the artist constructs light-hearted yet direct images that refer to socio-political issues relevant to post-colonial, globalised and consumerist societies, addressing issues that range from immigration to gender violence.
Together, the works on show survey the universe of an artist with a direct and humorous vision of the world.
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