Laure Prouvost at CHART 2017

 

 

 

 

 

The French artist and Turner-prize winner Laure Prouvost is the artist behind the large scale public art project evolving in the streets of Copenhagen since Monday, 7 August.

 

Laure Prouvost’s provocative work Look Behind the Curtain is a large-scale public art project with of 2.000 posters, billboards and balcony banners, which are exhibited in the streets of Copenhagen.

 

For this project, Prouvost created a new series of 12 artworks in oil on paper that depicts tactile body parts combined with enigmatic phrases that contradict our traditional expectations that art must express grand existential concerns. Instead the artist makes use of layered stories, surreal humour and word games, inviting the viewer into a private narrative within a playful installation that expresses the simple joy of creation.

 

Involving the citizens of Copenhagen, 30 residents with balconies facing a public street are taking part in the art project.

 

The large-scale public art project is the result of a collaboration between CHART ART FAIR and Altan.dk, kindly supported by The City of Copenhagen.

 

Three Art Works will be made available for purchase

Laure Prouvost is also one of the artists chosen to participate in a collaborative poster project by CHART and Danish design brand HAY that will be organised for the first time in 2017. Each year CHART will select a series of works by CHART artists to be acquired by HAY’s newly established art collection. The artist’s original works will be reproduced as posters and available for purchase during CHART in the foyer of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Following CHART, the posters will be sold in HAY stores internationally. Other artists included are Anna Bjerger, Anna Reivilä, Geoff McFetridge, John Kørner, Malin Gabriella Nordin and Richard Colman.

 

The large-scale public art project is the result of a collaboration between CHART ART FAIR and Altan.dk, kindly supported by The City of Copenhagen.

 

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