On 14 November, a magical solo exhibition by the French artist Laure Prouvost (Croix, 1978) opens at the Bonnefanten.

Potrait of Laure Prouvost © Alexandre Guirkinger

The French artist Laure Prouvost (Croix, 1978) became world-famous for her mesmerising installations, with which she won the Turner Prize in 2013.

In the Bonnefanten, Prouvost created an environment that invites the visitor to go on a search for the things that connect us, despite our differences, regardless of our age, language or origin.


Laure Prouvost, Photo: Alexandre Guirkinger

Laure Prouvost, The End of a Dream, 2019-2021

Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, French Pavillion Biennale Venice 2019. © Laure Prouvost; Courtesy Lisson Gallery, carlier | gebauer, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia. Photography by Cristiano Corte

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre immerses the visitor in a dreamlike world. At the heart of that world is Prouvost’ fictional short film They Parlaient Idéale, which can be viewed in one of her mesmerising installations at the museum.

In addition to the dreamlike nature of the exhibition, her work is also sharply activist; emancipation, globalisation and climate change are important themes in her oeuvre. Expect rooms with partly new, never-before-seen works and immersive installations, in which she brings together various art forms — such as blown glass, woven carpets, epoxy and video — in her search for an ideal 'elsewhere'.

Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You, 2019. Photo by Cristiano Corte

Laure Prouvost, Cooling System 10 (for Global Warming), 2019. Collectie Bonnefanten - Photo: Guy Houben

Following Prouvost's presentation at the Venice Biennale, Bonnefanten acquired several of her works, namely Cooling System 10 (for Global Warming), WE WILL KEEP COOL en Hard Liquidity (Alexandre). These works were previously shown in the collection exhibition Beating around the bush #6: Scenes from the Anthropocene in the museum.

Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You, Bonnefanten 2021. Photo Guy Houben

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre started as a presentation at the Venice Biennale (2019) and has since travelled from the blue laguna of Venice, to the idyllic landscapes of France and now sets along picturesque banks of the Meuse in Bonnefanten. This is the last stop of the exhibition and thus the last chance you have to see this exhibition!

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Laure Prouvost, They Parlaient Idéale, 2019, video still. Courtesy the artist.

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Laure Prouvost: Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre

On 14 November, a magical solo exhibition by the French artist Laure Prouvost (Croix, 1978) opens at the Bonnefanten.

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The exhibition is accompanied by a 272-page publication of the same name, Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You. The book is bilingual French/English and was published in 2019 by Flammarion/Institut français. For sale in the Bonnefanten museum shop and online. Price €45. ISBN: 9782081485501.

Header image: Laure Prouvost, film still, HD video, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris - Bruxelles), Galerie carlier | gebauer (Berlin) & Lisson Gallery (London - New York)

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