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Picalso - Sophie Calle (English Edition)

Sophie Calle - Publisher Xavier Barral - Paperback with flap - 196 pages - Text in English - Published in 2023

Designed like an artist's book with its intimate format and its alternations of Bible and creative papers, Picalso immerses the reader in the funny, poetic and singular universe of the artist.

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Model 9782365113885
Artist Sophie Calle
Author Sophie Calle
Publisher Xavier Barral
Format Paperback with flap
Number of pages 196
Language English
Dimensions 220 x 170
Technique(s) 53 images
Published 2023
Museum Musée Picasso, Paris

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, the Musée national Picasso-Paris dedicated to the painter invited Sophie Calle to take over the Hôtel Salé in Paris.

Confronted with the figure of one of the masters of modern art, she chose to completely empty the spaces of the museum - Picasso was expelled! - in order to install her furniture and personal objects there, on the upper floors, and to unfurl, on the ground floor, a fresco imagined as an echo of the famous Guernica but composed like an immense collage of the works she has been exchanging for years with other artists.

To accompany this exhibition, Sophie Calle has imagined a work in which she lists her "rendezvous" with Picasso. Testimonies from guards, paintings packed during lockdown, etc. : so many stories presented in this art of storytelling so particular to Sophie Calle.

An essay by Yve-Alain Bois, entitled Picassiette, recontextualizes these "rendezvous" in the work of Sophie Calle and revisits her favorite themes of memory, lack, disappearance or even absence.

Exhibition "À toi de faire, ma mignonne" at the Musée national Picasso-Paris from October 3, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

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