Laure Prouvost: Farfromwords

Laure Prouvost: Farfromwords
Library Shelf Location 18.PROU
Publication Date 2013
Description This publication coincides with the exhibition of Laure Prouvost’s major new installation Farfromwords, car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smell. Both exhibition and publication are the culmination of the fourth bienniale Max Mara Art Prize for Women. In November 2011 Laure Prouvost was announced as winner of the Max Mara Art Prize which includes a six-month residency in Italy based at the British School at Rome and at the Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella. The Prize also includes funding for the winning artist to produce a new work or works that are exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and at the Collezione Maramotti, Italy. Inspired by the aesthetic and sensuous pleasures of Italy, Prouvost’s installation Farfromwords and its integral film Swallow (2013), give a distinct nod to the Grand Tour, allowing attitudes of the Enlightenment to resonate in the twenty-first century. Texts by Afterall editor Melissa Gronlund and Whitechapel Gallery Eisler Curator Daniel F. Herrmann locate Prouvost’s commission within the history of the description of pleasure, and an interview with the artist by Guest Curator Bina von Stauffenberg explores the background to Prouvost’s work.
ISBN 9780854882144
Quantity 1
Pages 119
Authors Daniel F Herrmann, Melissa Gronlund
Format Paperback
Publisher Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Related Artist Laure Prouvost
Categories Installation, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Language English

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