Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos’ New Installation is Colossal Both in Size and Spirit

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos’ New Installation is Colossal Both in Size and Spirit

Currently showing in Paris, this suspended piece is 100 feet long, 40 feet wide and 30 feet tall. Wow. Mind blown. It has LEDs!

“Joana Vasconcelos has done in this enormous installation now up in Paris’ oldest department Le Bon Marché. Dubbed Branco Luz (“White as Light”) and “Simone” (in homage to French thinkers Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Weil) the work features an inflatable, sinuous form that is covered with crocheted textiles.”

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos' New Installation is Colossal Both in Size and Spirit

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos' New Installation is Colossal Both in Size and Spirit

Here are some close-up process shots via Tree Hugger.

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos' New Installation is Colossal Both in Size and Spirit

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos' New Installation is Colossal Both in Size and Spirit

Read more about “Branco Luz” via Tree Hugger.





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