“I am playing with the idea of breathing the image in, getting some ecstasy of breathing the images, then cut. He was a close friend of Kurt Schwitters; his ‘last concept’ was a tunnel out of the building where he lived; he then vanished into thin air, leaving behind the detritus of a forgotten art career; objects that are love lorn, unwanted; useless art. It’s a permanent leftover from Prouvost’s time residency with Francesco Pedraglio as The Department of Wrong Answers in 2011. Laure Prouvost is tired. It would be wrong though, to suggest that all is soft and silky in her work, which is far from saccharine. We heard you were digging a tunnel between the French and the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale, did you finish it? Editoriale Domus SpaVia G. Mazzocchi, 1/320089 Rozzano (Mi) -Codice fiscale, partita IVA e iscrizione al Registro delle Imprese di Milanon. He has since reappeared but disappeared again a few month ago. At first I complained and now I just use them as carpets. Being half-Irish half French, my granddad always felt misunderstood, and misunderstandings are something he used to expand his imagination. Career. In Reflection We Rest | Carlier | Gebauer, Kreuzberg. And then she starts shouting – ‘Grandfather! Zut, zut, zut, zut. The scale of the sign refers to construction signs or street signs, the kind you find in the urban or rural landscape. She won the 2013 Turner Prize. I am so old now. As soon as you lie down, you yawn, you know. They’re leftovers... My grandmother is often busy in my studio, making pottery, tapestry and duvets. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free! She’s done it. I wanted to talk about that moment after something quite important has happened, but also about how the gallery can be a very relaxed place. I personally have a very strong history in France, my whole family does. Ha, its made. “Swallow” began, she says, with an attempt to ‘translate’ the blissful ‘taste’ of the sun on her skin. Theresa May s’indigne de la gestion politique du Brexit, Boris Johnson présente un texte controversé pour le Brexit, Le (visio)sommet UE-Chine s’annonce des plus tendus, Chine et Corée du Sud connaissent des Jours Heureux. Since then I film. By Zoe Pilger and Laure Prouvost. Her work is complicated to sum up in a few lines, even long ones. For political reasons, too. Reading wind, making the wind as you read, contributing to make the wind. Yes, they can sit on the bed, lie down. There’s always a bite to it; the threat of loss. our grandfather is a conceptual artist, lost underground? To recover from the intensity of the Venice Biennale, French installation artist Laure Prouvost has created In Reflection We Rest, her answer to an airport lounge, in Kreuzberg gallery Carlier | Gebauer. Photo courtesy of Alexandre Guirkinger. Kurt could see my grandfather and him had a lot in common, especially when they decided to make one last work together in 1994. Laure Prouvost (born 1978) is a French artist living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. I want to keep it alive, follow his visions. Sometime she tries to influence. With representing France at the Venice Biennale and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in her new adopted home of Antwerp under her belt this year, the Turner Prize winner feels she deserves rest. Like her compatriot, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, who was for a time a professional stripper, Prouvost owns her own nudity in “Swallow”. Has Brexit changed how you think of your own identity? Allié historique des États-Unis et de l’Union européenne, la Corée du Sud semble pourtant bien décidée à effectuer un pivot stratégique qui bouleverserait quelque peu sa position sur l’échiquier régional. But it’s funny, my practise really grew in London so I don’t even have the words to talk about my work in French. Laure Prouvost (French, b.1978) is a multimedia artist who examines our relationship with the past using modern technology. When Prouvost speaks or writes it’s as if a third language is created out of the two she has learnt – English and French. A Laure Prouvost — I have been invited a lot lately to let people know what is happening to my grandfather. Laure Prouvost Look Behind The Curtain 2010 20 paintings, oil on wooden panel, curtain Dimensions variable . My grandmother makes them: I tell her what I’d like her to do and she makes them for me. The signs gesture to themselves as signs; they impacting on objects around them: DON’T LOOK UP; IDEALLY THIS SIGN WOULD BE DEEPER; IDEALLY THIS SIGN WOULD NOT LET YOU GO; IDEALLY HERE WOULD BE SOMETHING UNDISCRIBABLE. And of course the French support of my work at this level is amazing. Laure Prouvost’s persona is similarly nuanced: it has the effect of dappled sunlight. The Turner Prize 2013 goes to….French artist, Laura Prouvost. Curated by Shoghig Halajian and Suzy M. Halajian Geneva First Floor 72 New Bond Street, London W1S 1RR Place du Petit Sablon 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp Fahrenheit, Los Angeles The Skin of the Bear, Artists Space, New York Maison Particulière, Brussels For as Long as You Like, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris. “I wanted to do something really peaceful, even pleasurable for me to make”, Prouvost says. Born in 1978, Lille, France Lives and works in London, UK, 2014 Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin Better Than Before, Le Consortium, Dijon Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City New Museum, New York Morra Greco Foundation, Naples MOTINTERNATIONAL, Brussels Nathalie Obadia, Paris Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdańsk ICA Touring: Laure Prouvost, Tramway, Glasgow; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Turner Contemporary, Margate, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-eaux, France The Wanderer, Art on the Underground, London 2013 Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia Morra Greco Foundation, Naples Laure Prouvost / Adam Chodzko, Tate Britain, London Gallery TPW, Toronto THE SCHTIP, Sheffield Display: Laure Prouvost, Contemporary Art Society, London The Wanderer and selected short films, Institute of Contemporary Art, London 2012 Why Does Gregor Never Ring?