June 26, 2009 - BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts - presents CALLE SOPHIE
June 26, 2009


Sophie CALLE
Le Nez 2000
© Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Sabam Belgique 2009
Courtesy Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Arndt & Partner, Paula Cooper Gallery

27.05 – 13.09.2009

23 rue Ravensteinstraat, Brussels


27.05 – 13.09.2009

Sophie Calle is at once a writer, a narrative artist, a photographer, a filmmaker and sometimes even a detective. She inhabits these roles interchangeably and switches personas in order to play different characters, invent rituals and tell autobiographical stories. Her work usually consists of a combination of photographs and text and often adopts the format of an investigation. Staging herself as the focus of her art, she seamlessly mixes personal life and artistic fiction. She invents the rules of the game as she goes along so as to “improve life” and give it structure and meaning.

The exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts is a retrospective of works tracing the story of her life. The show CALLE SOPHIE is arranged chronologically, but in the opposite direction, and comprises twenty autobiographical projects. The voice of Frédéric Mitterrand (French actor, TV animator, writer, documentary maker and director of the Villa Médicis) leads visitors through the exhibition and comments the “life” of Sophie Calle.

Sophie Calle was born in 1953 and lives and works in Paris. In 2004 she had a one-person exhibition entitled M’as-tu vue at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. She represented Franceat the Venice Biennale in 2007 with Prenez soin de vous, and was also invited by the Artistic Coordinator of the Biennale to show her work in the international pavilion.Prenez soin de vous traveled to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, and DHC/ART, Montréal.

Support : Embassy of France in Belgium, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale | Brussels Hoofdstedelijk gewest, Culturesfrance
Sponsor : Thalys, Leon Eeckman

Practical information

Info & tickets: T. +32 (0)2 507 82 00 – www.bozar.be

Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels

Opening hours
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am – 6pm
Thursday, 10am – 9pm
Closed on Mondays

Contemporary Thursdays
Meet the artists after work + pARTy in the Horta hall

18.06.2009 – 6.30pm Sophie Calle

Limited number of places, reservation highly recommended
+ 32 (0) 70 344 577 – tickets@bozar.be – More info: www.bozar.be

pARTy in the Horta Hall
18:00 – 21:00 BAR + music
20:00 – 03:00 DJ
pARTy free with a BOZAR EXPO ticket
In collaboration with Apéros Urbains

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