Tentacular, tassled and ultra feminine: Joana Vasconcelos brings her handmade aesthetic to Paris

She was the first female artist invited to exhibit at the chateau of Versailles, she’s flown the flag for Portugal at the Venice Biennale and her colourful, controversial creations have been shown around the world.

Artist Joana Vasconcelos told us about paying homage to French women through her new installation “Simone”, about why traditional crafts have their place in galleries and why tampons got her into trouble.

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