Photos
Videos
Blue Champagne, 2012
Pommery POP Champagne bottles, metallized and thermo-lacquered iron, ultra-bright LED, power supply unit

(2x) 940 x Ø 496 cm

Private collection

Work produced with the support of Vranken Pommery

A monumental outdoor sculpture, made of two twin vertical structures, incorporates champagne bottles and electric systems that activate hundreds of high intensity LEDs. Both elements subvert the domestic scale of the objects referenced hereby - candlestick holders, or bottle holders - acquiring the shape and the architectural dimension adjacent to Late Gothic's flamboyant verticality. Heir to some of the principal aesthetic values of the ready-made, the nouveau réalism and postmodernism, Blue Champagne reports to alcoholic consumption and to the processes of national identification associated with this phenomenon. The confrontation with Marcel Duchamp's first ready-made - Porte-bouteilles (1914), later presented as Séchoir à bouteilles or Hérisson - is openly declared in a strategy that, in the vast territory of art history, questions the timelessness of aesthetic values and the human behavioural principles.

2013 Sculpture Walk, Masterpiece London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London


2012 Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles


SCHEFFEL, Christian; JOCH, Peter; TREPESCH, Christof - Joana Vasconcelos. Cologne: Wienand, 2019. ISBN978-3-86832-399-3


CAEIRO, Mário - Arte na Cidade. Lisbon: Temas e Debates/Círculo de Leitores, 2014.


CHOUGNET, Jean-François; Valter Hugo Mãe; LAMARCHE-VADEL, Rebecca - Joana Vasconcelos Versailles. Lisbon: Leya, 2012.


CHOUGNET, Jean-François; Valter Hugo Mãe; LAMARCHE-VADEL, Rebecca - Joana Vasconcelos Versailles. Paris: Skira Flammarion, 2012.