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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"

Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre, Pavillon français de la 58e Biennale de Venise, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et Galerie Nathalie Obadia, carlier|gebauer, Lisson Gallery. © Adagp, Paris, 2020

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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre, Pavillon français de la 58e Biennale de Venise, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et Galerie Nathalie Obadia, carlier|gebauer, Lisson Gallery. © Adagp, Paris, 2020
Exhibition

From 17 October 2020 to 3 October 2021

Laure Prouvost

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre
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From 17 October 2020 to 21 March 2021, Laure Prouvost, an artist born in the Lille Metropolis and winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013, will be revisiting the installation she created for the latest edition of the Venice Biennale, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre, putting it into dialogue with the Museum’s art brut collection, which she takes possession of with a combination of humour and fantasy

Dates :
17.10.20 > 3.10.21

Horaires :
du mardi au dimanche de 10 h à 18 h

Tarifs* :
Tarif plein : 7 €
Tarif réduit** : 5 €

 

*Hors frais de dossier
**Sur présentation d’un justificatif de moins de 3 mois et/ou en cours de validité 

 

« Comment peut-on ressentir ce qui nous entoure ? Cette question constitue le point de départ de mon projet. À l’image du poulpe, qui a son cerveau dans ses tentacules, je pense sincèrement qu’il est possible de penser en sentant »

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Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost

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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Laure Prouvost, Reliques Venice n°6 (détail), 2019-2020. Courtesy de l’artiste et Galerie Nathalie Obadia, carlier|gebauer, Lisson gallery. © Adagp, Paris, 2020 
A ROAD TRIP BETWEEN LILLE METROPOLIS AND VENICE

At the LaM’s invitation, Laure Prouvost takes a fresh look at a Museum that marked her childhood and teenage years. French by her northern origins, British by the artistic training she underwent in London and Belgian by her studio in Antwerp, Laure Prouvost is an international artist who has long developed a pronounced taste for the poetry of languages, the mix of people. Summoning up a familiar world, the artist adopts a surrealist approach in order to transform it into a fanciful dreamlike space where reality and fiction intermingle.

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre, the title of the installation she created for the French Pavilion at the most recent Venice Biennale, is organised around a video that takes viewers on an initiatory road trip that includes Nanterre, Grigny, Roubaix, the slag heaps of the Pas-de-Calais mining area, Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace in Hauterives, Marseille and Venice. Peopled by a dozen characters from various backgrounds, languages and ages, each of them giving full rein to their individual performative skills (dance, magic, music, poetry and so on), this epic, both tangible and imaginary, provides a poetic portrait of the France of outsiders while examining the possibility of depicting a fluid, globalised world.

An octopus makes its appearance, a symbol of these shifting, polymorphous exchanges.

“The octopus represents the animal and physical connection that we’ve lost. We’re several protagonists in this video and the tentacles connect us, one to another, intertwining our personalities and diverse cultures”.

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Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost

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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Extrait du film They Parlaient Idéal, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste. © Adagp, Paris, 2020
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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Extrait du film They Parlaient Idéal, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste. © Adagp, Paris, 2020
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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre, Pavillon français à la 58e Biennale d’art de Venise, 2019. Tapisserie. Courtesy de l’artiste et Galerie Nathalie Obadia, carlier|gebauer, Lisson Gallery. © Adagp, Paris, 2020
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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre. Fontaine. Pavillon français à la 58e Biennale d’art de Venise, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et Lisson Gallery. © Adagp, Paris, 2020
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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Laure Prouvost au Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval. © Laure Prouvost / Courtesy de l’artiste
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Exposition "Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You"
Laure Prouvost, From the Drawer, Growing, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste. © Adagp, Paris, 2020
A SENSORY EXTENSION: IN RESONANCE WITH ART BRUT

The importance accorded to tactile thought and visual sensations underlies Laure Prouvost’s works and installations,which combine use of contemporary technologies (video, audio recordings, etc.) with traditional knowhow (tapestry, blown glass, ceramics, etc.) and natural constituents (water, smoke, earth, pebbles, plants, etc.) and also include salvaged objects, detritus and organic components.  

Turning the LaM’s tentacular spaces into a sensory extension of her own world, Laure Prouvost wanted to appropriate the art brut collection and create unprecedented interactions. Her own creations will be dialoguing with a selection of works from the L’Aracine donation, on themes dear to her heart: the porosity between fiction and autofiction, the ability to create stories, eroticism, combinations of genres and influences, and a taste for bricolage and the “handmade”. Incorporating works by Séraphine Louis, Michel Nedjar, Jules Leclercq, Johann Korec, the Philadelphia Wireman, Jeanne Laporte Fromage, ACM, Anna Zemankova and others, she provides an alternative itinerary through the Museum, clouding landmarks and muddying paths while adding a further chapter to her personal mythology.

Laure Prouvost has also been invited to teach at the Le Fresnoy school this year.

 

 

Curatorship :

Marie-Amélie Senot, Associate Curator at the LaM

In partnership with Institut Français, Nathalie Obadia Gallery, carlier | gebauer, Lisson Gallery


 
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