Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The Bride"


Joana Vasconcelos' artwork made of thousands of o.b. tampons on display at the CCB.
'The Bride' (2001) was one of the highlights at the 51st Venice Biennale.

36 comments:

Dina said...

Oh Boy! That is a bloody funny medium (or super)!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, that is unique. what a concept. great images of this art piece

Gunn said...

Gosh, what can I say....
Well it is unique, different, creative and nice too, in a funny way!

brattcat said...

Plug it in, plug it in.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have seen everyday objects used in modern art in lots of museums, but never anything like this. Sorry, but I hope this does not start a trend.

B SQUARED said...

Am I reading this correctly?

Lois said...

Amazingly enough, I have seen something like this before here. Years ago one of the art students in our building did a similar project. This one is much better though!

Sharon said...

It is certainly amazing how artists come up with different ideas for an artful medium. This is the most unique I think I've ever seen. I must admit, it makes a lovely image.

Jarart said...

Where do they get these ideas? The first picture looks like its made of crystals. You find some of the most unique things.

Rob and Mandy said...

If anything, this is really special and... well, unique! Some people have the stangest ideas, but it works in this case!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amei a escolha do titulo desse post, perfeito!
Maravilhosa obra!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

That's a fantastic idea! Was he sponsored by o.b., lol!

Kate said...

Interesting entry for a cultural center. Don't think I'm too enamoured with it. Unique, yes; different, yes; Yes, but...

VP said...

I really like most of her works, but may I say that this looks like a prank? And a very tasteless one.
I would have enjoyed taking pictures of it anyway...

Tanya said...

wow, that's pretty incredible!

Marie-Noyale said...

Thank God we live in a world still full of ideas!
Hope she got a lifetime provision!!

T. Becque said...

You've got to give the artist credit for being unique. I don't think the piece will stand the test of time, but it's still bloody amazing (so sorry, I couldn't resist!):)

Babzy said...

wow never have guessed what it was at first glance , weird concept , but that's Art ;)

Mo said...

i just sooooo love chandeliers

Chrisy said...

Get out!!! Surprising. Stunningly beautiful.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Tampons ... amazing and beautiful. I'm surprised at how much light they reflect given that they are not crystals.

Jacob said...

Oh good grief! Tampons? That'll light up your life!

The first thing I thought of was that new "collider" or whatever they call it that's working on simulating the Big Bank in Switzerland!

J Bar said...

Amazing.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh no..you can't be serious?!! ha ha. This is incredible! Well I'm sure you probably started something- this is one of a kind JM-

tapirgal said...

I also thought it was crystals. I'm usually in favor of unusual art, but I've seen enough of those things in my life, I don't think I want to see 10,000 of them in one place :) Thought I'd never have to look at another one. I, too, would have taken photos. The last is quite interesting.

Katherine said...

A tampon chandelier! Don't think I would want that hanging in my lounge room...there would be no room for anything else..it would however, make a great conversation piece.

Wolynski said...

Not only gorgeous, but hysterically funny.

Small City Scenes said...

Weird and wonderful. One wonders where the artists mind is to think of this and the fact that it came out amazingly good. Almost funny......but not quite. MB

Small City Scenes said...

I showed this to my daughters and all they said was, "EWEEEEE!!" MB

Dean Grey said...

Kind of gross yet incredible too!

-Dean

Deepak Acharya said...

stunning !

abs said...

Now someone will probably make "The Trojan Groom" out of several thousand condoms.

glduro_marieloupe said...

I only knew a use for these ... artifacts! But now!

astonished marieloupe!

Jilly said...

JM, great to see these. You had a far larger space in which to photograph. In Monaco, the expo was in a very small space - part of the art school and SO difficult to photograph. Her work is fascinating. I had a long chat with the lady in charge (I think she was one of the students who worked for three months on the installation) and she showed me a book of photographs of her work. She has a great imagination.

cieldequimper said...

I remember this well. I'm not sure it was censored, actually, but I won't enter any sort of controversy whatsoever with my commentor...

Virginia said...

When I saw the top photo, I couldn't imagine it being censored, then I read your caption. I wish she's bring it to the U.S. That would finish off some of our radical conservatives and good riddance!

Thanks for both links.
V