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Laure Prouvost at the Contemporary Art Society

Laure Prouvost, Monolog (2009), video, 9 min. Film stills © the artist, courtesy the artist and MOT International.

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THE Contemporary Art Society is presenting a display of work by Laure Prouvost, winner of this year’s Turner Prize, at 59 Central Street, London, until January 17, 2014.

Prouvost’s work moves between film, performance, sound and site-specific installation. It often plays with the relationship between director, performer, audience and the architecture of viewing.

Last year, the Contemporary Art Society purchased her work, Monolog, for the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester. This video, which won the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Principal Prize in 2010, is a witty and direct challenge to the notion of the artist’s identity and institutional regulations imposed upon the viewing of art and the behaviour of a supposedly captive audience.

At a time when the Whitworth is embarking upon a redevelopment of its gallery spaces, Prouvost’s work has been a timely addition to the gallery’s rich and varied collection of historic and contemporary art.

Monolog will be shown at the Contemporary Art Society alongside a selection of recent work by the artist.

Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London, EC1V 3AF

Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 8400

Website: www.contemporaryartsociety.org/