Exhibition “Tree of Life” by Joana Vasconcelos at Château de Vincennes

As part of the 2022 France-Portugal Season, Joana Vasconcelos is exhibiting her "Tree of Life" in the Sainte-Chapelle. Specially created for this place, the Tree of Life stands 13 metres high and its nearly 100,000 black, red and gold leaves were embroidered and woven by hand in her studio.

The artist was inspired by the history of the place: Queen Catherine de Médicis, widow of Henri II, continued the development of the Sainte-Chapelle and the park of the Château de Vincennes by having three thousand elms planted there. The installation also echoes the mythological figure of Daphne, who transforms herself into a tree to escape from Apollo.

>> Joana Vasconcelos
Born in 1971, Joana Vasconcelos is a visual artist renowned for her monumental sculptures, with a 25-year practice. She incorporates everyday objects with irony and humour, creating a link between the domestic environment and public space, while questioning the status of women, consumer society and collective identity.


  • Full price: 9.50 €.

    - Under 18 years old (families and school groups excluded)
    - 18-25 years old (European Union nationals and non-European legal residents in France)
    - Disabled persons and their companions
    - Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old)
    - Education pass (valid).


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