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Edited by Frédéric Grossi
Texts by Karen Archey and Emanuele Coccia, interview with Laure Prouvost by Daria de Beauvais.

Graphic design: Helmo.
published in July 2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
16 x 24 cm (softcover)
96 pages (ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-37896-022-3
EAN: 9782378960223
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New monograph.
Generous and full of humour, the work of Laure Prouvost examines the relationships between language, image and perception, placing the visitors in situations of doubt and incomprehension, but also a wonder which is both intellectual and sensorial. These situations become immersive installations, inviting escapism, in a dialogue between films, sculptures, paintings, tapestries, performances. Her exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, “Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing”, at the heart of this monograph, operates as an ode to diagonal lines, the transcending of limits and the joy of slipping over a fence to discover a wasteland or, a now-abandoned garden.
Published on the occasion of Laure Prouvost's solo exhibition “Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing” at the Palais de Tokyo, from June to September 2018.

Published in cooperation with Les presses du réel, this series of monographic books accompanies the Palais de Tokyo's exhibition program. Richly illustrated, with many views of the exhibition, accessible to all, each book will offer the reader an extended experience of the encounter with the artists' work. The artists' words will appear alongside original contributions by theoreticians, art critics, and curators, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of each artist's background and of the genesis of their project for the Palais de Tokyo. These books will allow the reader to follow the evolution of the artists' reflection on their work. Reproductions of artworks, preparatory documents, visual references, and studio views will bear witness to each step in the artist's process and accompany interviews and essays.

Daria de Beauvais is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo. She curated Laure Prouvost's solo show.

Karen Archey is Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Emanuele Coccia is a lecturer at EHESS (Paris). He is the author of Sensible Life (2016), and Goods: Advertising, Urban Space and the Moral Law of the Image (2018). Forthcoming in English: The Life of Plants. A Metaphysics of Mixture. With Giorgio Agamben, he has edited an extensive anthology covering angels in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Angeli. Giudaismo, Cristianesimo, Islam (2009).
Laure Prouvost (born 1978, lives and works in London) is a wonderful story-teller who seduces her audiences by means of supposedly aesthetically amateurish material, sound and imagination. Her installations combine video, everyday objects, ceramics or painting with architecture, linking truth and poetry to create an idiosyncratic reality. She received the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2011 and was the first French artist to win the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013.