Sophie Calle: An Anthology
August 01 only
At the occasion of the exhibition “Missing” at Fort Mason Center for Art and Culture (FMCAC – June 29 to August 20, 2017) and parallel programing, an event curated by Ars Citizen, the Roxie Theater presents an anthology of Sophie Calle’s film NO SEX LAST NIGHT (1992) and two documentaries about her: UNTITLED (2012) and CONTACTS (1997). The event will be introduced and presented by Ars Citizen.
“Missing” is the largest exhibition of the internationally acclaimed artist in the USA. A series of collateral programs as partnerships between Ars Citizen and various organizations will take place across the Bay Area: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, FraenkelLab, City Lights Bookstore, and The Roxie Theatre. These events deepen and extend the special relationship between Calle and the Bay Area, the region where her career began in the late four decades ago.
French conceptual artist Sophie Calle (b. Paris, 1953) has produced a singular body of work merging image and text and revealing a narrative approach that eliminates the frontiers between intimate and public, fact and fiction, art and life. Highly autobiographical, her art and exploration embrace the universal and challenging concept of absence.
Sophie Calle has exhibited at leading international museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A retrospective of her work premiered at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris in 2003, and toured to museums in Berlin and Dublin. In 2007, she was the official representative of France at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Sophie Calle was the recipient of the 2010 Hasselblad Award for photography and the 2017 ICP Infinity Award. She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery and galerie Perrotin.
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Sophie Calle: an Anthology, at the Roxie Theater features:
– Contacts – Sophie Calle, 1997, 12’36, a documentary by Jean-Pierre Krief about Sophie Calle’s early career. With the voice over of Sophie Calle unveiling and commenting her contact sheets.
– No Sex Last Night, 1992, 72’, a road movie across the United States by and with Sophie Calle and Greg Shephard before getting married at a drive-in window in Las Vegas.
– Untitled, 2012, 52’, a documentary by Victoria Clay Mendoza on Sophie Calle that includes the purchase of a gravesite in the cemetery of Bolinas where she took her first photograph in the late 1970’s.