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Ideally here the roof be open to the sky

Ideally here the roof be open to the sky, 2016 - Laure Prouvost


about this work

Besides her film and installation works, Laure Prouvost is known for her small text painting describing an ideal situation – often referring directly to the painting itself. This print – ideally – would take you far away.

about Laure Prouvost

°1978, Lille (FR) – lives and works in London (UK) and Antwerp (BE)

Laure Prouvost's work often engages with language through installation and film, creating an unexpected and often humorous detachment between image, language, and the perceived meaning. Her juxtaposition of images and texts prompt an exploration of the imagination and the surreal that immerses the viewer in a playful questioning of experience and meaning.

Prouvost had solo exhibitions including shows at Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; New Museum, New York and Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp. Her work has been show in several group exhibitions, such as FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon; Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; The Royal Academy, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; KAI 10 Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf and Portikus, Frankfurt.

In 2011 Prouvost won the Max Mara Prize for Women, which led to her 2013 exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery - for which she was awarded the UK's prestigious Turner Prize.

Laure Prouvost is represented by the following galleries;
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Carlier Gebauer, Berlin 

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Brussels

MOT International Gallery, London / Brussels

You can view more work on Laure Prouvost’s own website.

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