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Photos: ARoS Aarhus Art Museum,

Luís Vasconcelos

2016

TEXTURES OF LIFE JOANA VASCONCELOS

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

The special exhibition Textures of Life – Joana Vasconcelos presented 16 major art installations by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, among these the 50-metre-long installation Valkyrie Rán

Using elements and objects familiar from everyday each art installation was placed in its own cylinder of brightly coloured textiles hanging from the gallery ceiling. 

 

The intention was to simulate the atmosphere of a private home with a bedroom, a living room, and a walk-in-closet. 

 

In addition, the use of textiles in the layout highlighted Vasconcelos' detailed craftmanship and the general use of fabrics in her artistic practice.