This catalogue was produced to accompany a major solo exhibition by renowned Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. She creates sculptures and installations, frequently on a very large scale, from familiar, domestic objects.
They reference art, popular culture, national identity and cleverly combine mass-produced items with elements of handicraft such as crochet or knitting.
Vasconcelos’ works are witty, provocative, and also meticulously and ingeniously engineered. This exhibition has enabled the artist to show a body of her major works together for the first time.
She was also commissioned to make a brand new work, Garden of Eden, which playfully explores relationships between art, nature and technology.
This publication forms a souvenir of the exhibition and offers something of a virtual tour around the exhibition.
The images, photographed by Jonathan Shaw, offer a unique view of Vasconcelos’ works displayed within the celebrated architecture of The New Art Gallery Walsall.