Fundação Joana Vasconcelos collaborates in third parties’ projects and initiatives in order to develop audiences to arts and to promote artistic creation, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship. This exchange is intended to embrace different areas of the society, creating value in everyday life.
REBOOT in Paris
The city of lights hosted the second edition of the international conference REBOOT: Artistic Sustainability – Beyond Green. At Le Carreau du Temple, in Paris, personalities from different areas came together to reflect on the social responsibility of the artistic world on the behalf of the planet's sustainability.
CINEMA IN ARMONA TONIGHT
With the arrival of the heat, the seventh art nights return to Armona island (Algarve, Southern Portugal). Bring the family. Gather your friends. Come and discover three stories of magic, hope and adventure through the big screen. The meeting point is the beach. Always at 9:30 pm.
MÉRTOLA WEAVERS WELCOME JOANA VASCONCELOS
Fátima Mestre and Helena Rosa are artisans who keep the traditional practice of wool blankets alive. At the Mértola Weaving Workshop, they receive Joana Vasconcelos, a visual artist who frequently incorporates textile element in her contemporary creations. For a conversation promoted in the context of the Constellations of Futurama - cultural and artistic ecosystem of lower Alentejo - Saturday 30 July.
MOLESKINE DETOUR NEW YORK
Joana Vasconcelos’ intervention on the world most famous notebook has been donated to the Moleskine Foundation Collection and took part in the exhibition Detour: See the world through creativity in the One World Observatory - New York (after showcasing in Paris and Shanghai earlier this year). Moleskina Contamina (2011) concentrates much of Joana Vasconcelos' visual identity through the amorphous figure in multicoloured crochet that breaks through the flat surface of the notebook.
OUTDOOR CINEMA AT ARMONA
When the sun sets over Armona (Algarve, Southern Portugal), the time for outdoor movie screenings comes closer. People gather over the sand (complying with all the security measures required), as Joana Vasconcelos’ Foundation brings once again movie screenings to the island, in collaboration with Associação de Defesa da Ilha da Armona (a local environmental conservation organisation). Always at 9:30 pm programming goes as follows:
«Zero waste means finding the balance, reaching stability between what we consume and what we return to the planet», Joana Vasconcelos explained, as Stella McCartney launched her “A to Z Manifesto” for the sustainability of the planet, involving major names within art and fashion.
“We share the same values. We both love tradition, craftsmanship and care for the environment.” When Artistes à la Une challenged Joana Vasconcelos to pick a muse for inspiration, she immediately thought of Stella McCartney. And went on to create "Pearly Gates" through a collage of fabrics from her latest collection and sequin applications.
This month, Street Animals association launches the Solidarity Diary 2021 and Quinta das Águias Calendar, with the collaboration of 28 Portuguese personalities - such as artists Joana Vasconcelos, Vhils, Wasted Rita, architects Siza Vieira and Souto de Moura or broadcaster Nuno Markl - who embrace the animal cause.
“Ten years ago, I was the first artist to take part in "Art Arrives to Colombo" with "Independent Heart". And as time went by I have seen many artists, and especially young artists, creating fantastic pieces for the public space of the Central Square. Therefore, it is an honor for me to participate as an ambassador in this new cycle that aims precisely to discover and value new talents.” Joana Vasconcelos is the ambassador for the "Art Arrives to Colombo" award.
"I am used to thinking big scale and monumental sculptures, so when this small, transparent cube arrived, it felt like a huge challenge (laughs). But a challenge I was happy to embrace to help raise funds for THe Cure Parkinson's Trust. I decided to create a textile piece using the structure of a blossoming flower, following the colours and structure of the chakras, with their healing powers", Joana Vasconcelos explained.
NÓS RECICLAMOS 2018
Fundação Joana Vasconcelos partnered once again with Lisbon Metropolitan Command of the Public Security Police for the competition Nós Reciclamos (We Recicle).
This was the 4th edition of the competition, where students of the 1st and 2nd cycles, elderly from day care centres and institutions, and special needs students from the metropolitan are of Lisbon were challenged to devise a police hat from reusable materials.
INTERNATIONAL PAINTING AND SCULPTURE CONTEST | QUINTA DA BOEIRA
Joana Vasconcelos is the president of the jury for the international painting and sculpture contest for the Boeira Garden Hotel.
OCCUPIED PLEASURES | ESTAÇÃO IMAGEM
Fundação Joana Vasconcelos supports the exhibition Prazeres sob Ocupação, by Tanya Habjouqa – one of the series of exhibitions on photojournalism, which are now taking place in Viana do Castelo (North Portugal), on the occasion of the prestigious Estação Imagem Award.
D. FERNANDO II PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD
Joana Vasconcelos was member of the jury for the 12th edition of the D. Fernando II Painting and Sculpture Award, organised by Sintra City Hall.
GONE WITH THE WIND
Joana Vasconcelos has made an intervention on a 100-metre wind turbine, alongside artist Vhils (Alexandre Farto), for the WindArt Project, a unique projet that explores the integration of the wind turbines in the landscape.
PORTUGAL DOS PEQUENITOS'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Portugal dos Pequenitos, a recreational-educational park that recreates children-sized monuments and regional Portuguese houses, celebrates its 75th anniversary with a work by Joana Vasconcelos.
EIGHTY YEARS OF DRAWING, ANTÓNIO ARROIO SCHOOL OF ARTS
Joana Vasconcelos is part of the commemorative exhibition Oitenta Anos de Desenho (Eighty Years of Drawing) at António Arroio High School of Arts, from 21 May to 15 July.
NÓS RECICLAMOS 2015
Fundação Joana Vasconcelos has once again partnered with the Public Security Police - Lisbon Metropolitan Command for the competition Nós Reciclamos (We Recycle).
30th International Festival of Fashion and Photography of Hyères
Joana Vasconcelos was part of the panel of judges for the renowned International Fashion & Photography Festival of Hyères, which took place between 23 and 27 April at Villa Noailles.
NÓS RECICLAMOS 2014
Fundação Joana Vasconcelos supports the iniciative Nós Reciclamos (We Recycle), promoted by the Public Security Police – Lisbon Metropolitan Command.
EURONEXT LISBON AWARDS
Joana Vasconcelos handed the Financial Innovation award of the 3rd edition of the Euronext Lisbon Awards, which publicly acknowledges entities that have contributed for the development of the capital market.
SIM’12 SAMSUNG AWARD
Joana Vasconcelos presided the jury of the 2nd edition of SIM Award, which distinguishes projects in the Creative Industries, made in Portugal, that are not only innovative, but also create value to the community.