April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
April 26 - September 3
Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You.
Her artistic output consistently returns to themes of escape into unfamiliar worlds or imaginings of unexpected alternative environments. A strong narrative impulse propels her practice, resulting in immersive, transmedia installations with interwoven storylines that combine fiction and reality. Her videos, installations, paintings, and tapestries unhinge commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception.
Visual Arts, Exhibitions. Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You, October 12, 2017, through February 11, 2018, Gallery 7 (Medtronic). Photo by Gene Pittman for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Prouvost’s environments often confound expectations through a rapid-fire succession of sound and image. Narrated in the artist’s soft, seductive voice, they are interspersed with spoken and written instructions that directly address the viewer. Combining painting, sculpture, and found objects alongside her projected images, Prouvost lures the viewer-turned-participant into an abstracted, preverbal state of consciousness from which to rediscover the joy of learning language, words, and meanings.
In conjunction with her new gallery installation, Prouvost will create a theatrical performance work commissioned by the Walker that draws on similar thematic elements. Joining Prouvost on- and offstage will be choreographer Pierre Droulers and artist Sam Belinfante.
Curators: Victoria Sung with Gwyneth Shanks.