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2013/05/16

Joana Vasconcelos exhibition at Palacio Nacional da Ajuda

The name of Joana Vasconcelos needs no introductions and her work speaks for itself on the international contemporary art scene. After her success at Versailles, Joana Vasconcelos returns to Lisboa to present her most ambitious exhibition to date in the magnificent halls of Ajuda National Palace.

The dialogue between the artist's works and the unique interiors of the Palace promises to transform this key event into the most important contemporary art exhibit in Portugal.

The exhibition is held in the Palace's royal apartments and features the last decade of work by Joana Vasconcelos, bringing together iconic works such as "A Noiva", "Coração Independente" and "Marilyn", alongside more recent works not previously shown in Portugal, such as Lilicoptère, Perruque and War Games.

Last year, Joana Vasconcelos became the first woman and the youngest artist to exhibit at the Palace of Versailles, an exhibition visited by 1,679,000 people, making it the most visited exhibition in Paris in the last 50 years.

In Lisboa, Ajuda National Palace is no doubt the best setting to host this show. This magnificent work of Portuguese architecture, built in the first half of the 19th century, was the official residence of the Portuguese monarchy until the establishment of the Republic. In 1968 it opened to the public as a museum and is one of the most important Portuguese museums of decorative arts. The Palace still retains the royal chambers, beautifully restored to its original condition of the era.

Until 25 August, Thursday through Sunday, from 10am to 7pm, Saturdays until 9pm, at Palacio Nacional da Ajuda, Largo da Ajuda.
Normal ticket 10 euros, family ticket from 20 to 24 euros.
Free admission for children up to 6 years old.
Closed on Wednesdays

More information at:
- www.ilovelisboa.pt
- https://www.facebook.com/JoanaVasconcelosPNAjuda



Source: VisitLisboa






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