It is true that the newspaper Watchman He likes to anticipate history and put together a list of the 25 best artworks of the 21st century at the end of the first decade. We reported it here in April regarding the opening of the exhibition in Coimbra by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, who is bringing the video to Portugal. visitors, the work that took first place in the list of the century. On the subject of the 21st century, one visual arts critic, veteran Jonathan Jones, wrote on Tuesday: Cash in which he considers that the work opened in England by Portuguese artist Joanna Vasconcelos, at the Rothschild estate in Buckinghamshire, “may be the first genuinely delightful masterpiece of the twenty-first century”.
To avoid suspicion, criticize the suite wedding cake, a three-storey, 12-meter-high building made of pottery shards visible from 18 June, was awarded five stars by Jones, the extreme score for an artist not always well liked by national critics. This carefully designed tower in Lord Rothschild’s orchard is kitsch And beautiful – Frosty, Dolphins, Putty, mermaids and cupids in pure pastel colors. What a ridiculous masterpiece! “
Jones see wedding cake K Foley In the garden, with its heritage in the history of landscape architecture, and also banter from the extravagant nature of Lord Rothschild’s estate, Waddesdon Manor, which is crowned by a hilltop French castle, built by Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century houses his art collection which entertained Queen Victoria and which organizes parties wedding today.
The work is not the first order the Rothschilds have made to Joan Vasconcelos, and it is possible to enjoy the proximity of the new wing Lafitte (2015), which belongs to the Bottle Dryers series, a perversion of Marcel Duchamp’s work here with the family’s Château Lafite Rothschild bottles, one of the most expensive wines in the world.
The artist is in a particularly productive and happy moment. He recently opened another monumental work in Sainte-Chapelle, in Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris, this time a 14-meter-high tree made up of more than 140,000 embroidered leaves. Worthy Tree of the lifemay appear in Lisbon, Unlike the English flag. Perhaps in time for the anthology scheduled at the MAAT, EDP Museum next to the Tagus, next fall, when we will be able to confirm the artist’s apparent good form.
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