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Coração Independente Vermelho [Red Independent Heart], 2005
Translucent plastic cutlery, painted iron, metal chain, motor, power supply unit, sound installation

Songs performed by Amália Rodrigues: Estranha Forma de Vida [Strange Way of Life] (Alfredo Rodrigo Duarte/Amália Rodrigues), Maldição [Curse] (Joaquim Campos da Silva/Armando Vieira Pinto), Gaivota [Seagull] (Alain Oulman/Alexandre O'Neill). Authorized by IPLAY - Som e Imagem/(P) Valentim de Carvalho.

371 x 220 x 75 cm

Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon

Red Independent Heart presents itself in the shape of an enormous 'heart of Viana', the iconic piece of Portuguese filigree, patiently filled in with red plastic cutlery. Suspended from its axis, the work makes a movement of circular rotation, evoking the cycles of life and of the eternal return, accompanied by the sound of three meaningful fado songs, Estranha Forma de Vida [Strange Way of Life], Gaivota [Seagull] and Maldição [Curse], interpreted by Amália Rodrigues, diva of Portuguese music in the second half of the 20th century. The title of the work is taken precisely from a verse of the first of these three fados, written by Alfredo Duarte (Marceneiro) and Amália Rodrigues, whose lyric invokes the conflict between emotion and reason. By multiplying the use of plastic cutlery to the point of abstraction of their original form in order to convert them into a work of art inspired by a precious piece of filigree, the initial referents are transfigured by the suggested new social and artistic schemes, thus exposing the artificiality of the boundaries separating luxury and vulgarity. Red Independent Heart presents itself as a powerful and emotive installation of sound and movement; a diptych dedicated to wealth, love and death, recurring themes in the lyrics of fado.

2019 Joana Vasconcelos: I'm Your Mirror, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam


2019 Joana Vasconcelos: I'm Your Mirror, Serralves Museum and Park, Porto


2018 Joana Vasconcelos: I'm Your Mirror, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao


2015 O Olhar do Colecionador / The Collector's Eye, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon


2013 Joana Vasconcelos, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon


2012 Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles


2011 Ecos do Fado na Arte Portuguesa, Séculos XIX-XXI, Sala do Risco do Pátio da Galé, Lisbon


2011 Quatro Elementos, Quatro Artistas, Centro Comercial Colombo, Lisbon


2010 Coração Independente Vermelho, Portugal at Heart, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg


2010 Sem Rede, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon


2009 Amália, Coração Independente, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon


2007 Portugal Agora - À Propos des Lieux d'Origine, MUDAM - Musée d'Art Moderne Gran-Duc Jean, Luxembourg


2007 Joana Vasconcelos, The New Art Gallery, Walsall


2007 Al(mas...), Palácio da Galeria, Tavira


2005 7º Aniversário do Lux, Loja da Atalaia, Lisbon


2005 O Nome que no Peito Escrito Tinhas, Pavilhão Centro de Portugal, Coimbra


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