by Joana Vasconcelos
Interaction integrates the Crochet Paintings, initiated in 2010 by Joana Vasconcelos, challenging the autonomy of the different artistic media through a game which brings them together and reconciles them. The richness of the encounter established between the soft textile and the light that falls under the solidity of the Murano glass, producing multiple reflections, is a manifesto on creative freedom, complete and infinite.
Joana Vasconcelos is a visual artist renowned for her monumental sculptures, whose 25 years practise stretches to drawing and film. She updates the arts & crafts concept to the 21st century and incorporates everyday objects with irony and humour, creating a bridge between domestic environment and public space while questioning the status of women, consumerism society and collective identity. International acclaim arrived at the first Venice Biennale ever curated by women with The Bride in 2005. In 2018, Vasconcelos became the first Portuguese to exhibit at Guggenheim Bilbao with a major retrospective.