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Joana Vasconcelos's Weapon Sculpture is Made Using Old Telephones

 - Jan 26, 2015
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Joana Vasconcelos created this piece of industrial gun art using an unlikely medium, 168 vintage rotary telephones. Titled 'Call Center', this violent sculpture is symbolic of a Beretta pistol and is reflective of the Portuguese artist's signature aesthetic.

This gun art masterpiece stole the show at the Filipe Faísca Spring/Summer 2015 runway presentation where it was first unveiled last year. The Lisbon fashion show was adorned with an artistic background, a sculpture that draws inspiration from violent pop culture imagery.

While some may perceive this piece as a celebration of violence, it acts as a social commentary against it. 'Call Center' reminds one of excessive gun violence that has plagued communities across the globe and hits close to home with recent tragedies both in the United States and in France.