One of France’s most acclaimed living artists, Sophie Calle’s art can be interpreted as a continuous documentation of her intimate adventures. This exhibition includes a selection of works from the artist’s oeuvre sourced from private collections spanning the period from 1980 to 2012.
Calle’s work has become known for seeking to comprehend vulnerable and uncertain scenarios. Fascinated between the boundaries of private and public worlds and methods of perception, this curiosity has led the artist to explore particular patterns of behaviour, somewhat like a psychologist or investigator. Very often, these inquiries, utilise her own life—both lived and imagined—as the source of inspiration.
Regarded as a photographer first and foremost, Calle’s interest in working with imagery in order to tell a story has also extended to text and film-based works, installation, sculpture and performance. Oscillating between the abstract and the referential, her compelling, highly personal pieces are often part of larger series’ that relate to specific events and experiences, while also pointing beyond them. In this way, Calle enlivens tensions between documentation and the intangible, reality and fiction.
Credits and Copyrights: Photos and Artwork Images (Courtesy the artist and A3, Berlin).