Head over heels for the feminine seductive power of Joana Vasconcelos, the first woman and youngest artist to exhibit contemporary art at the Château de Versailles, Paris.
How many times have you wished you could be a princess living in a beautiful castle surrounded by the most gorgeous and exquisite objects typical of a royal existence? The Château de Versailles is a sublime living example of how princesses, princes, kings, queens and their court lived in past epochs surrounded by lust, endless fortunes and festive ambiance.
Joana Vasconcelos had the unique chance to capture this magical mythology of Versailles and transport it to a contemporary era by especially magnifying the feminine figures that once lived in the castle in her very much characteristic way of producing art. A striking example of this feminine power interpretation is the piece Perruque, where Joana has captured in a much grotesque yet seductive way the historical births of nineteen infants that took place in the bed chamber where this work is exhibited, the Queen’s Bedchamber.
We are in love with Joana’s Marilyn shoes and the superb pink-feathered Lilicoptère, two of the most charming works exhibited. The exhibition Joana Vasconcelos Versailles featured from the 19th of June to the 30th of September, 2012!
How would the life of Versailles look if this exuberant and grandiose universe was transferred to our period? (Joana Vasconcelos)