Laure Prouvost creates an escapist universe at Kunsthal Charlottenborg where we can dream of embracing each other again

This spring, Kunsthal Charlottenborg is proud to reopen April 21 with the first solo exhibition in Scandinavia with Turner Prize winning artist Laure Prouvost who represented France at the 58th International Art Biennial in Venice. The exhibition 'Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds' presents a new film work and coincides with this year’s programme at CPH:DOX.

Laure Prouvost works with a richly imaginative artistic language encompassing film and installation as well as sculpture, sound and performance. She is known for her sensuous and evocative immersive installations where the boundaries between fiction and reality become blurred and the ambiguities of language are explored.

For Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds, Prouvost will transform Kunsthal Charlottenborg’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 will 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, will be a new commission produced especially for the exhibition. A site-specific installation, centered around a major film work, Prouvost’s new commission will take 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.

Laure Prouvost (b. 1967, Lieumeconu, France) Lives and works.
Here a long list of museums and institutions. A line, interesting things, a coma, a line, a list of residencies and prizes. A selection of solo projects including: a Swallowing and Breathing in Eindhoven, a Smoking Mother in Copenhagen, a Melting Into Another in Lisbon, an Occupied Paradise in Aalst, Deep See Blue Surrounding You in Venice, Toulouse and Lille; a Waiting Room with objects in Minneapolis, a New Museum for Grand dad in Milano, A tearoom for grand ma in Derry, a karaoke room in Brussels, a new octopus ink vodka bar for Gregor in Rotterdam, A travel agency for an Uncle in Frankfurt, a lobby for love among the artists in the Hague and Luzern… tea bags, and wet floors and tentaculees.

Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer and produced in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The exhibition is presented as part of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s collaboration with CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival and is supported by the Augustinus Foundation, the Institut français du Danemark, Kvadrat, the Obel Family Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Practical details
Laure Prouvost: Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds
April 21 – August 8, 2021
Opening: April 21, 12-20, free admission
See guidelines for your visit here