Art for the Hungry.

Sophie Calle: intimacy, love and absence

Sophie Calle: intimacy, love and absence

Centre Pompidou Málaga.

From November 19 to April 17, 2022.

The Centre Pompidou Málaga will host, from 19 November until 17 April, the exhibition “Sophie Calle” focused on the almost forty years of artistic career of this multifaceted French artist, and in which you will be able to witness some of her most emblematic works.


The work of Sophie Calle (Paris, 1953), a well-known artist in conceptual art, places a special focus on topics such as intimacy, love and absence, all through the performance, photography, books and films.


Among the works that make up “Sophie Calle” it is worth mentioning Le Mari (The Husband, 1995), an installation that begins the exhibition route and is made up of a series of nine panels that mix texts and photographs to tell the story of the artist with her husband. L’Hôtel (The Hotel, 1981 – 1983), a photographic project in which the artist takes the role of a maid inside a Venetian hotel to analyze the theme of sleep and intimacy, is displayed in another of the exhibition rooms.


In the exhibition, in addition, we can find three diptychs dedicated to one of the romantic breaks of the artist titled as Doleur Exquise (Exquisite Pain, 1984 – 2003), and an audiovisual work composed of thirty-eight musicians (among them some as well-known as Bono, Michael Stipe or Laurie Anderson), which is called Souris Calle (2018). This piece was made in tribute to Sophie’s cat, with whom she had shared 17 years of her life. The exhibition will also screen the film No Sex Last Night (No Sex Last Night, 1992), an autobiographical road-movie about Sophie’s journey with Greg Shephard, an American photographer and former director of the artist, across the United States



Food for the eyes.


Text: Iustinian Bolohan.

Photo: Room With a View. Detalle. © Sophie Calle, VEGAP, Málaga, 2021 Cortesía de la artista y de la Galería Emmanuel Perrotin.



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