Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sophie Calle at Paula Cooper Gallery

French conceptual artist Sophie Calle is also a performance artist of sorts because she takes on different roles, such as working as a maid to photograph strangers' travel possessions and hired a private detective to follow her at her own request. Her latest project, she deals with a lover's breakup via email and uses the traumatic experience to explore issues of intimacy and mass technology. This is Calle's first solo exhibition of "Take Care of Yourself" in America and it's definitely not to miss.

Read a great article from the Guardian UK with Sophie Calle about "Take Care of Yourself."

Paula Cooper Gallery
Sophie Calle, Take Care of Yourself
534 West 21st Street
April 9 - June 6, 2009


Anonymous said...

Please note that this is not Sophie Calle's first NY exhibition I remember seeing her show “Double Game” at the Paula Cooper Gallery in 2001.
This is the first time the series “Take Care of Yourself”is shown in the US.

Jane Tam said...

Thanks for the correction!