At night this water turns black, in For Forgetting, 2014. Laure Prouvost


Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Oct. 12-Feb. 11
Time Varies
Free with museum admission
Art, Museums

Laure Prouvost won the coveted 2013 Turner Prize for her installation work in which domestic settings seemingly undisturbed for years—replete with peeling, mold- and smoke-stained walls, torn curtains, worn couch cushions, and dinner tables in disarray—combine with video storytelling to create montages that compress time and space into disarming narratives. Now, the Walker Art Center has invited the French-born conceptual artist to generate a new installation in which media are integrated to conflate the past and present, fiction and reality. Imbued with intelligence and playfulness, Prouvost’s work ultimately defies language, relying instead on her deft juxtaposition of mood and object to convey meaning. Prouvost will be performing at the Walker in February.