Joana Vasconcelos ‘Material World’: A Celebration of Life at Phillips, London

On Thursday 23rd July, I  took the time to walk into Phillips for the Joana Vasconcelos exhibition. I had passed the window so many times, a giant pink installation somewhat reminiscent of a Chinese dragon that hangs from the ceiling, beckoning me to enter, and I must say I’m truly grateful to have finally answered the call.

Joana Vasconcelos, 'Material Girl', 2015
Joana Vasconcelos, ‘Material Girl’, 2015
Joana Vasconcelos, 'Material Girl', 2015
Joana Vasconcelos, ‘Material Girl’, 2015

It’s been sometime since an art show has made me organically smile, but this selling show, entitled ‘Material World‘ had me grinning from ear-to-ear — not because the art was ironic, banal, clever or even comic in nature — (although it is many of these things) but because it brought me so much joy. Continue reading