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Piano Dentelle, 2008-2011
Steingraeber & Söhne baby grand piano, piano stool, handmade cotton crochet

100 x 150 x 206 cm

Private collection/Courtesy Haunch of Venison, London

A grand piano and the stool which accompanies it are harmoniously covered with delicate crochet-work, with an almost kinetic and psychedelic effect, reflecting and reinterpreting, in the light of contemporaneity, concepts and practices which have fallen out of use. The use of a traditionally feminine work technique in the action of protecting, decorating and covering the whole of a musical instrument surpasses old-fashioned concepts and affirms the validity of the meeting between the traditional and the contemporary, the popular and the erudite.

2010 I Will Survive, Haunch of Venison, London


2009 Playtime, Galeria de Arte Convento Espírito Santo, Loulé


2008 Inauguração do Atelier Joana Vasconcelos, Edifício Gonçalves Zarco, Doca de Alcântara (Norte), Lisbon


JUNCOSA, Enrique; SARTWELL, Crispin - Joana Vasconcelos: Material World. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.


LIPOVETSKY, Gilles,et al - Joana Vasconcelos. Porto: Livraria Fernando Machado, 2011.


AMADO, Miguel; LEBOVICI, Elisabeth; ZAYA, Octavio - Joana Vasconcelos: Sem Rede. Lisbon: Museu Colecção Berardo, 2010.


SASTRE, Aina Calvo; BARRETO, Jorge Lima; SALVÀ, Cristina Ros - Garden of Eden #2. Palma de Mallorca: Es Baluard - Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, 2009.


SILVA, Paulo Cunha e - Joana Vasconcelos. S. Mamede do Coronado: Bial, 2009.