In 2014, significant works from the Colecção António Cachola join the permanent exhibition of Museum of Contemporary Art in Elvas (Museu de Arte Contemporanea Elvas – MACE). Two of the most important works of Joana Vasconcelos appear in the exhibition, as well as works by renowned urban artist Vhils and noted installation artist Pedro Cabrita Reis. The exhibition opens 18 Januray and runs through 31 December.

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The contemporary museum is installed in a historic 18th century building designed by architect José Francisco de Abreu and owned by the municipality of Elvas. The permanent exhibition is made of works from the António Cachola Collection. This collection is unique in that it consists solely of Portuguese artists. The exhibition is structured chronologically from the 1980’s to present day, exploring all themes, forms and styles of contemporary artistic expression.

joana vasconcelos valium cama, Colecção António Cachola at the Museu de Arte Contemporanea

Two notable works in the collection are from Joana Vasconcelos. “Valium Bed” (1998), above and at top, is made of painted MDF and decorated with actual valium pills in secure blister packaging. “The Bride” (2001-2005), below, is a 600cm tall chandelier of stainless steel and tampons.

joana vasconcelos the bride, Colecção António Cachola at the Museu de Arte Contemporanea,Additional works in the collection are comprised of such notable artists as:

Alexandre Farto (AKA Vhils)  ■  Augusto Alves da Silva    Fernanda Fragateiro    Joana Vasconcelos    João Louro    João Onofre João Paulo Feliciano    João Queiroz    Jorge Molder  ■  José Loureiro    José Pedro Croft    Julião Sarmento    Mauro Cerqueira    Pedro Barateiro    Pedro Cabrita Reis    Pedro Calapez    Rodrigo Oliveira    Rui Chafes    Rui Sanches    Rui Valério    Suzanne Themiltz

The Colecção António Cachola at the Museu de Arte Contemporanea Elvas runs through 31 December 2014.

For more information, visit the MACE webpage.

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