Laure Prouvost — Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing

Exhibition

Installation, sculpture, mixed media, video

Laure Prouvost
Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing

Ends in 23 days: June 22 → September 9, 2018

Laure prouvost palais de tokyo paris exposition critique 12 1 grid Laure Prouvost — Palais de Tokyo Le Palais de Tokyo accueille la première exposition personnelle de l’artiste Laure Prouvost, lauréate en 2013 du Turner Prize. Événement largement attendu tant sa notoriété en France est sans commune mesure avec le pays qui lui décerna sa plus prestigieuse récompense, Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing s’avère finalement un projet poussif, brouillon et finalement bien plus proche du reflet du miroir que de son envers.

For her first solo show in a Parisian institution, Laure Prouvost presents “Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing”; an exhibition manifesting as an escape that is both psychological and geographical. The Palais de Tokyo is transformed into a space where nature is purported to have taken over from humanity. Inspired by global warming, the exhibition invites us to explore and celebrate ambiguity by being at once intimate and expansive. Messages elsewhere spill over from the confines of the exhibition: “IDEALLY THIS PLANT WOULD GROW BOOBS AND PRODUCE MILK” or “IDEALLY HERE WOULD BE A SMALL CRACK IN THE WALL YOU COULD PASS THROUGH” in a demonstration of cognitive delinquency for both language and space. Through these multiplying and concertinaing viewpoints, “Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing” operates as an ode to diagonal lines, the transcending of limits and the joy of slipping over a fence to discover a wasteland. Or, a now-abandoned but marvelous garden, in which the artist has discovered a forgotten dystopic biological laboratory.

Upending traditional conventions of exhibition access, a curved corridor covered in woven tapestries invites you to enter an unknown territory. This evolves into a metallic network of manufactured objects, interwoven with branches, car mirrors, raspberries, collages, newspaper clips and vases in the shapes of bottoms with flowers a first indication that nature is annexing the building’s architecture and that the outside world has lodged itself into the interstices of this place. At the center of the exhibition, a large fountain of breasts is waiting to feed you. This appears as a respite, a place where the viewer can reflect after discovering the atypical panoramas conceived by the artist. A new video work is also shown, which reflexively incorporates some of the physical elements present in the exhibition.

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13, av. du Président Wilson

75016 Paris

T. 01 81 97 35 88

www.palaisdetokyo.com

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Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, noon – midnight

Admission fee

Full rate €12.00 — Concessions €9.00

Free admission under 18 years-old, job seekers, those in receipt of income support…

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