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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost

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Laure Prouvost in 10 exhibitions

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In 2019, the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennial has been entrusted to Laure Prouvost, a prolific creator whose works – including films, drawings, photographs, collages, texts, tapestries, ceramics and windows – play with words and images, blurring the boundaries between the imagination and the outside world. Discover the artist, in ten exhibitions presented since 2014.

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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, 2018

This fountain, which evokes the maternal breast, a symbol of femininity and life-giving energy, is at the heart of the exhibition "Sing and Drink for Trespassing" presented at the Palais de Tokyo in 2018. Within a circular architecture, the work invites visitors to pause as they pass through the exhibition’s post-apocalyptic garden of Eden.

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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018 – Image courtesy of the artist and Nathalie Obadia (Paris/Brussels), Carlier | gebauer (Berlin), Lisson Gallery (London/New York) Photo credit: Aurélien Mole
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, 2017

With its words of welcome sprinkled across marble floors and window panes, the exhibition "Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through Your Smooth Marble” transformed the Salt Galata in Istanbul. A series of optical illusions aimed at evoking the invisible and ignored employees who maintain the site.

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View of the exhibition Softer and rounder so as to shine through your smooth marble, Salt Galata, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017 – Courtesy the artist
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, 2017

“The Wet Wet Wanderer" made the ground floor of the RotterdamWitte de With  into an underwater bar , exhibited in 2017. The installation was inspired by The Wanderer, a feature film made by Laure Prouvost in 2012, and itself based on the English translation of a Kafka novel produced by Roy Macbeth, who did not speak German and didn’t use a dictionary. By combining sculpture, video and sound, Laure Prouvost creates a Kafkaesque atmosphere, full of illusions and deceit. Literature is transformed into films and sculptures.

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View of the exhibition : "The Wet Wet wanderer, Witte de With, Rotterdam", Netherlands, 2017 – Courtesy the artist - Crédit photo: Kristien Daem
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, 2016

The exhibition “Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind” offered visitors to the Consortium a series of immersive and sensory experiences. Through the staging of everyday objects, in an atmosphere evoked through lights and smells, they were invited to get lost in an unexpected environment that sent them back to their identities and roots.

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View of the exhibition : Dropped here and then, to live, leave it all behind, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, 2016 – Courtesy the artist – Crédit photo : André Morin
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, 2016

In a maze made up of memories of daily existence and evocations of family myths – grandfather, an artist who disappeared in the tunnel which he dug between France and Morocco, and the interloping grandmother who took over his work and hijacked it – the exhibition at the Frankfurt MMK left visitors wandering the alternative, dreamlike universe of Laure Prouvost.

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View of the exhibition : All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, MMK Frankfurt am Main, Francfort am Main, Germany, 2016 – Image courtesy the artist
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, 2016

Through this exhibition, designed as an ideal museum in which the building adapts to the works, Laure Prouvost wanted to pay tribute to her grandfather, using various installations, paintings, videos and sculptures.

 

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View of exhibition : GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy, 2016 – Image courtesy the artist and Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan Italy, 2016 – Photo credit: Agostino Osio
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, 2016

Depicting a swimming pool devastated after a stormy night, “A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek” juxtaposes manufactured and organic waste against a blue resin floor, and a video, Lick, of an improvised hip-hop performance by a group of Los Angeles teenagers.

Laure Prouvost completed the installation during her residency at the FLAX Foundation, directed by Martha Kirzenbaum, in 2016.

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View of the exhibition A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, Fahrenheit Foundation, FLAX, Los Angeles, USA, 2016 – Courtesy the artist – Photo Credit: Jeff McLane.
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here, 2016

Laure Provost’s first exhibition in the People’s Republic of China, “Into All That Is Here” continues her series focused on the figure of her – fictional – grandfather, who disappeared in the tunnel he was digging to Morocco. The installation penetrates a chaotic underground world in which we dig straight into the unknown, to escape our state as prisoners of human existence and the idea of death.

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View of the exhibition Into All That Is Here, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2016 – Courtesy the artist
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, 2015

The final manifestation of Laure Prouvost’s investigations of adolescence and travel, the blurring of identities, inter-individual communication, image, the idealized world and the freedom to get lost, the exhibition, presented at the Rochechouart Departmental Museum of Contemporary Art, included notably The Smoking Image, a groundbreaking installation.

 

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View of the exhibition We Will Go Far, Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France, 2015 - Image courtesy the artist - Photo Credit: Aurélien Mole.
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, 2014

In For Forgetting, her first American exhibition, Laure Prouvost continues her work deconstructing buildings, rearranging the relationships between language, image and sensory perception and challenging the relationship between reality and imagination. Combining a collage wall, a multichannel video installation, various sculptures and the film How to Make Money Religiously, the installation evokes differences in perception, memory and concealment related to the relationship between power and money.

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View of the exhibition: For Forgetting, New Museum, New York, USA, 2014 – Courtesy the artist
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Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing, by Laure Prouvost
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Softer and Rounder so as to Shine Through your Smooth Marble, by Laure Prouvost
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The Wet Wet Wanderer, by Laure Prouvost
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Dropped Here and Then, to Live, Leave it All Behind, by Laure Prouvost
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All Behind, We’ll Go Deeper, Deep Down and She Will Say, by Laure Prouvost
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GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center, by Laure Prouvost
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A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek, by Laure Prouvost
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Into All That Is Here,by Laure Prouvost
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We Will Go Far, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost
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For Forgetting, by Laure Prouvost

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The Institut français and the artist

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Laure Prouvost will represent France at the Venice International Art Biennial from 11th May to 24th November 2019.

The French Pavilion at the Venice International Art and Architecture Biennials is put on by the Institut français. 

 

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