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Laure Prouvost Screening & Conversation with Assistant Curator, Margot Norton

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Laure Prouvost, Wantee, 2013. Installation view: Tate Britain, London, 2013. Courtesy the artist and MOTINTERNATIONAL, London and Brussels

Weather notice: Tonight’s event is still happening as planned.

Join artist Laure Prouvost for a special screening of her films followed by a conversation between Prouvost and Assistant Curator, Margot Norton. This event is being held in conjunction with “For Forgetting,” the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Prouvost’s films are sensuous and lyrical, with open-ended narrative arcs that are fragmented by sharp, staccato edits and grammatically wonky syntax. They exploit the errors and misunderstandings of language in text and speech, as well as the slippages in meaning between images, objects, and words. Prouvost switches between modes of address that are alternately seductive and confrontational, comic and sinister, as she engages provocatively with surreal aspects of meaning.


Support for “Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting” is generously provided by

The Producers Council of the New Museum is also gratefully acknowledged.
This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibition Fund.

Support for public programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.

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