Laure Prouvost

In Your Hands We Levitate

In Your Hands We Levitate provides an in-depth look at the work of Laure Prouvost, whose artistic universe addresses serious themes such as global warming and human migration with warmth, solicitude, and subtlety. With background texts by six writers and poets, the book explores Prouvost’s art from a variety of angles.


Linguistic and literary effects are an essential conceptual element in Laure Prouvost’s art – in titles and texts that are added to or accompany her collages, sculptures, textiles, video and audio works, installations, and performances. “I treat text as a material on the same level as the other artistic materials I work with,” Laure Prouvost says.


Born in Lille, France, in 1978, Laure Prouvost is currently based in Brussels. In Your Hands We Levitate is published in connection with her solo exhibition Above Front Tears Oui Float at the National Museum, which runs from 5 November 2022 to 12 February 2023.

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