Sophie Calle — Pour la dernière et pour la première fois


Film, photography

Sophie Calle
Pour la dernière et pour la première fois

Past: September 8 → October 27, 2012

Sophie calle grid Sophie Calle à la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Sur les murs de la galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Sophie Calle s’efface au profit de deux séries presque trop neutres où l’absence de s... 2 - Bien Critique

A set of 14 recent films entitled “Voir la mer” (2011) and a new series La Dernière Image (The Last Image) shot in 2010 in Istanbul are displayed, alongside with older photographs, Aveugles (Blind), 1986.

“I went to Istanbul. I spoke to blind people, most of whom had lost their sight suddenly. I asked them to describe the last thing they saw.”

“The Last Image”, realised in 2010 in Istanbul, once named the “city of the blind”, gives voice to men and women who have lost their sight and asks them to describe the last image they remember, their last memory of the visible world.

“I went to Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, I met people who had never seen the sea. I filmed their first time.”

In Voir la mer Sophie Calle has invited people from Istanbul, most of whom coming from the interior of Turkey, to see the sea for the first time, through the lens of Caroline Champetier’s camera.
For more than three decades, Sophie Calle, has made of her life — especially the most intimate moments — her works, using all forms of media (books, videos, photographs, performances…). She is now considered as one of the most important artists of our time.

Blind has been published recently by Actes Sud and Moi Aussi has been launched by Éditions 591 on the series Rituel d’Anniversaire. The book issued by Xavier Barral extends the exhibition Rachel, Monique, presented at the Palais de Tokyo in 2010 and at the Festival d’Avignon in 2012 at Eglise des Célestins.

  • Sophie Calle Pour la dernière et pour la première fois Opening Saturday, September 8, 2012 4 PM → 9 PM
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76, rue de Turenne

75003 Paris

T. 01 42 16 79 79 — F. 01 42 16 79 74

Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

The artist

  • Sophie Calle