The French Institute:Alliance Française invited Sophie Calle to participate in this year’s Crossing the Lines Festival of contemporary Art. Sophie Calle’s body of work engages in an intensely autobiographical exploration generally centered around intimate memories and failed love. For this installation, title Room, Calle has occupied a suite in New York’s Lowell Hotel where she has narrated stories through installed objects. Burnt mattress drapped with a taffeta red dress, a Polaroid camera with a picture posed on the bedside table. […]
Yes, we loved Prenez Soin de Vous at the Venice Biennale, we loved it when it followed us to the Bibliotheque National in Paris, and we love it even more that its being exhibited at the DHC in Montreal. The DHC/ART Foundation is a contemporary art centre in a beautiful historic building in charming Old Montreal. The space is nice, the exhibitions are compelling, entrance is FREE, the only disaster is their website…. WARNING – the DHC website will cause […]
67 days to Unhappiness, Sophie Calle photographs her made and unmade bed counting the days post altercation with her lover. The icon of “my bed” is a tender one. Redundant return, new awakenings, nightmares and aspirations of a new day, Sophie Calle series are repetative but remain sentimental and introspective, as Sophie Called does heartbreak best.