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Joana Vasconcelos (b. 1971, Paris) is an artist committed to society, whose works invite reflection on current issues in a global context.
In 2012 she set up the Joana Vasconcelos Foundation, whose mission is to manage her work and “support those who have chosen to pursue a career in art” while promoting art and cultural education. The foundation sells limited-edition and uses the funds to carry out initiatives in the cities where Vasconcelos shows her work.
These initiatives include art scholarships for Portuguese students or internships in Vasconcelos’s studio in Lisbon. In addition, Vasconcelos designed an art project for French schoolchildren in Nice—a portable educational tool to use in the classroom that consists of a case or trunk containing colorful art materials and catalogues. The project’s goal was to introduce contemporary art in primary schools. Also in Nice, Vasconcelos is currently part of a group project to decorate the new metro line stations. Her station is Ferber, right on the waterfront promenade.
Joana Vasconcelos is committed to social issues like gender equality, universal education, accessibility, children’s rights, and the fight against AIDS, ALS, or cancer. She gets involved herself, taking part in charity auctions and exhibitions like the event organized by the Portuguese Association for the Development of Children on World Mental Health Day, or offers her exclusive designs to campaigns like Art Wars USA, asking artists to customize Star Wars helmets which were then put up for auction in support of missing persons.
Panel: Joana Vasconcelos. I’m Your Mirror
Wednesday, June 27
Joana Vasconcelos, curators Petra Joos and Enrique Juncosa, and therapist and naturopath Alain Grouette talk about the work of the Portuguese artist.
Venue: Auditorium, 6:30 pm
Creative Sessions: Behind your Mask Workshop [+18]
Saturday, June 30 Time: 11 am–1 pm and 3 to 6 pm
It is a full-day activity introducing energy-based psychodynamic techniques and using mask making to encourage participants to share experiences and enjoy Vasconcelos’s works.
Venue: Education Room and Museum galleries.
Audio guide and adapted guides
The audio guides, available at the Museum entrance, provide further information on the works in each exhibition.
Ask at the Information desk for audio/video guides for people with cognitive, hearing and/or visual impairments.
Free quick tours on the artworks exhibited. Check times, topics, and available languages at the Information desk.
Tickets: Free admission. Min. 5 people, max. 20 (first come, first served; no prior reservation). Groups will not be admitted