In June, Waddesdon Manor will open Joana Vasconcelos’ Wedding Cake to the public. The twelve-metre-tall ceramic sculptural pavilion adds to the garden folly tradition, as a symbol of love, festivity, and joy. The project is the latest in a series of collaborations between Albion, the Rothschild Foundation and the artist.
The artist’s work updates the arts & crafts concept to the 21st century and incorporates everyday objects with irony and humour, creating a bridge between domestic environment and public space while questioning the status of women, consumerism society and collective identity. Vasconcelos rose to fame at the 2005 Venice Biennale, has staged critically acclaimed at Palais Versailles (2012), the Guggenheim, Bilbao (2018), and most recently exhibited with Dior for their Paris Fashion Week presentation.