Laure Prouvost transforms Kunsthal Charlottenborg with new video and site-specific installation
27 April 2021
From 21 April, Kunsthal Charlottenborg reopened its door with the first solo exhibition in Scandinavia by Laure Prouvost. 'Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds' sees Prouvost tranform the Kunsthal's entire north wing into a labyrinthine and other-worldly installation. Conceived as a total experience, centered around a new video installation, co-commissioned with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne, the exhibition will introduce audiences to the spirited, absorbing and frequently humourous hallmarks of Prouvost’s diverse artistic practice.
In this enticing exhibition, whispering, erotic voices share the space with fragile glass sculptures, a Flemish tapestry, raspberry-eating fish and flowers unfurling their petals. At the centre of a rich assortment of architectural interventions, films, found objects, sculptures and signs is a new commission produced especially for the exhibition. Prouvost’s film work Could Cool Claoud takes audiences on a journey above the clouds, to a universal dream space of expanded horizons, in which we may escape our physical realities, collapse distance, reach out and embrace each other once again.
The exhibition is on view from 21 April to 8 August 2021. Find further information via Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Image: Laure Prouvost, Could Cool Claoud (2021), HD digital video (still) © the artist. Courtesy Laure Prouvost, Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels), carlier | gebauer (Berlin, Madrid), Lisson Gallery (London, New York, Shanghai). Photo by David Stjernholm.