press release

Laure Prouvost. Deep See Blue Surrounding You
(Vois ce bleu profond te fondre)

17.10.2020 - 03.10.2021

Laure Prouvost is a native of the Lille Metropolis and winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013. The exhibition sees her revisiting the installation that she presented at the most recent Venice Biennale, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, putting it in dialogue with the Museum’s art brut collection, which she takes possession of with humorous intent.

Using video, drawing, tapestry, ceramics, photography and, above all, language, she creates immersive installations. Manipulating words and images, she invents new expressions and narratives with dual meanings, in which reality and fiction intermingle to create stories imbued with humour.

Organised around the film They Parlaient Idéale, which follows a poetic, road trip taken by a motley little community on their way to Venice (via Roubaix!), the exhibition presented at the LaM blurs the lines between fact and fiction, and between the artist’s own works and works from the Museum’s art brut collection.

Curated by Marie-Amélie Senot, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary art, LaM