Some of Joana Vasconcelos’s works are extraordinarily complex: they move, make sounds, or light up, and they're often made from a wide range of materials from everyday life, such as household appliances, tiles, fabrics, pottery, bottles, kitchen utensils and even toilets. One thing they all have in common is that they're light-hearted yet strikingly direct, addressing current social and political issues ranging from immigration to gender violence.
Now you can see a selection of thirty works by the internationally reputed Portuguese artist, dating as far back as 1997. Joana Vasconcelos. I’m Your Mirror, which runs until 11 November at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, gives you the chance to submerge yourself completely in the universe of an artist who always has a sense of humour throughout her work.
Rich in external references, from Louise Bourgeois to popular culture, from the goldsmith to the fashion designer, and from handicrafts to cutting-edge engineering, Vasconcelos’s oeuvre addresses identity in all its dimensions, among other key issues, and reflects on her position as a woman and a Portuguese and European artist. Not to be missed.