Laure Prouvost’s Oui Move In You at ACCA

Sat 23rd March, 2024 – Mon 10th June, 2024
ACCA, Main exhibition gallery
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
ACCA transforms into an other-worldly labyrinth for the first major presentation of French artist Laure Prouvost’s works in Australia.

In 2013, French artist Laure Prouvost won the Turner Prize for her major immersive work, Wantee. The atmospheric installation used a tea party setting to explore the imaginary relationship between the German artist Kurt Schwitters and a fictional representation of Prouvost’s grandfather. Exploring the slippage between fiction and reality, Wantee has become synonymous with questions of artistic control and how the meanings of artworks can evolve over time.

Wantee is the opening work for Oui Move In You: the first major solo exhibition of Prouvost’s work ever shown in Australia. Running until Monday June 10, the exhibition brings together new commissions alongside Prouvost’s existing works spanning the past decade. Oui Move In You transforms ACCA’s distinctive architecture into an absorbing and other-worldly environment bursting with the absurdist hallmarks of Prouvost’s wild and wonderful artistic career.

Born in 1978 in Lille, France, Prouvost is now based in Brussels, Belgium. Educated at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths in London, Prouvost went on to represent France at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Her major solo exhibitions have been held all over the world including in Canada, Norway, China and Denmark. An abridged version of Oui Move In You will travel to the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2025, following its ACCA exhibition.

Exhibition Partner Somage is hosting a pop-up series at ACCA alongside the exhibition, offering a range of complimentary chai, matcha, tea and hot chocolate every Sunday from 2 to 4pm, from April 21 until May 26. The series coincides with ACCA’s weekly, free Art in Focus talks in the gallery at 3pm on Sundays.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with ACCA. Oui Move In You is free to visit until Monday June 10.