Context: Union Minister for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel and President of the Portuguese Republic Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa jointly inaugurated the Cha-Chai, an installation of art work of Joana Vasconcelos at National Museum in New Delhi.


WHAT IS IT?: It is an artwork of Joana Vasconcelos at National Museum in New Delhi. It is a wrought-iron sculpture which is shaped like a tea-pot. The ‘Tea-Pot’ and its iron-railings represents the bridge between urban and rural landscapes. The installation by Vasconcelos represents the tradition of serving tea in Portugal that originated in the 17th century. WHO IS JOANA VASCONCELOS?: Joana Vasconcelos (born 1971 Paris, France) is a Portuguese artist who is known for her large-scale installations. WHY SUCH AN INSTALLATION?: According to an official release, India and Portugal are jointly collaborating to develop various cultural projects in India.

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