A ARTE DE VIVER
Roche Bobois challenged the renowned Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos to reinterpret six of their iconic models.
Joana Vasconcelos recreated these pieces by preserving their original essence while inscribing her identity. Her unparalleled creativity highlights Portuguese artisanal traditions and know-how.
The six revisited pieces - two Ava chairs, the Lady B and Nuage armchairs, the Sismic and Cute Cut coffee tables and a composition of the iconic Mah Jong - were exhibited on May 16 in the artist's studio in Lisbon as part of the ARCO contemporary art fair.
This exhibition will be itinerant: From September 30 to October 4 the six works will be on display at the Roche Bobois showroom in Geneva in partnership with the Gowen Contemporary Gallery. Then, the works will travel to Paris in the Grande Armée Avenue showroom from October 14th to 20th.
The works will then cross the Atlantic in December to be exhibited at the Perez museum in Miami as part of the international contemporary art fair, ART BASEL from December 5 to 8. The pieces will later be auctioned.
All proceeds will be donated to the Joana Vasconcelos Foundation. This charity aims to promote and develop art through educational projects.
" Everyday life is my main source of inspiration. My works are conceived from elements, from everyday materials. As a woman and Portuguese, the know-how and materials specific to my culture are essential: the azulejos that dress both the interiors and exteriors of our buildings or the crocheted doilies that are present in all Portuguese interiors, which cover sofas, tables, or televisions. For me, this collection in collaboration with Roche Bobois represents the perfect alliance between Art, Design and Life.“ Joana Vasconcelos