Laure Prouvost. GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center

Curated by Roberta Tenconi

By Pirelli HangarBicocca

Laure Prouvost

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” (2016) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

GDM –
Grand Dad’s Visitor Center

The solo exhibition “GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center” by Laure Prouvost, is a Gesamtkunstwerk that brings together over fifteen works, including installations, videos and projections, sculptures and found objects: together, they form a personal museum dedicated to the artist’s grandfather, a place built in shifting layers, where architecture and content complete each other.

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

One of the most
interesting figures of her generation, winner of the Turner Prize in 2013,
Prouvost weaves intricate tales full of surreal humor, in work that emulates
the constant proliferation and consumption of images typifying the
communication methods of our time. 

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” (2016) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

Laure Prouvost’s work ranges freely between different systems of representation, alternating fiction, nonsense, and an imaginary, dreamlike world with the concrete reality of everyday life and human perceptions. Her projects combine a naïf, bric-a-brac aesthetic with ordinary objects and maze-like installations, as well as unstable structures and an elaborate use of technology.

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” (2016) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

Before, Before (2001) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” (2016) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” (2016) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

“GDM – Grand
Dad’s Visitor Center” is an exhibition that unfolds through disorienting spaces
and paradoxical settings: a beauty parlor, mirrored walls and surfaces, tilted
and angular rooms, dark and twisting corridors, an area where tea is served and
a karaoke zone. The exhibition alternates light and sound, images and written
words, moments of peaceful contemplation and outbursts of euphoria, in an
entrancing journey that draws visitors in and demands their total engagement.

 

Karaoke (2014) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

“GDM – Grand Dad's Visitor Center” (2016) by Laure ProuvostPirelli HangarBicocca

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