Sophie Calle

Artist Talk

Society for Arts and Technology
1195 St-Laurent Blvd.

July 2, 2008 - 7:00 pm


DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present French artist Sophie Calle who will speak about her development as an artist through a stunning visual compendium of her work. This talk is offered in conjuction with the North American premiere at DHC/ART of Sophie Calle’s exhibition Take Care of Yourself, created for the Venice Biennale in 2007. The exhibition will be held from July 4 to October 19, 2008.

Please note that the talk will be in French. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.


Sophie Calle is a pre-eminent French artist whose conceptual and poetic works obscure the borders between private and public, art and life. She often employs self-established guidelines, questions or rituals to transform her life into image and text-based works. She acts as the voyeur in Les Dormeurs (1979) and L’Hôtel (1981), the pursuer in La Suite vénitienne (1983) or shares her love sorrows with others in Douleur Exquise (1984-2003) and in her most recent exhibition, Take Care of Yourself (2007). Her experiments with different forms of photographic documentation including archival images, street photography, surveillance imagery and portraiture are combined with texts and stories that become compelling works which reside wistfully between fiction and reality.


Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Mondino