Interweaving past and present, reality and fiction, memories and fantasies, Sophie Calle weaves troubling tales with little nothings, vestiges of ordinary life doomed to decay or oblivion. A virtuoso affabulator, the queen of micro-fiction who, from true-false reports to pseudo-true stories, has been luring us for forty years, returns to the origins of this process of mystification which she has made the substratum of all her work. A mythology of intimacy, making traces and abandoned objects into “trophies.” Thus, the small objects, client files, and other documents collected in the deserted hotel at the Orsay train station before its transformation into a museum. That’s where it all began, in 1978. Haunting the deserted rooms for months on end, documenting and transforming the objects found into ready-mades, the visual artist made this desolate land the breeding ground for her imagination and all her future creations. Return on these ghosts.
Exhibition Sophie Calle – The Ghosts of Orsay
At the Musée d’Orsay (Paris) – www. musee-orsay.fr
From March 15 to June 12
Monographic exhibition Sophie Calle
At the Centre Pompidou Málaga (Málaga) – www. centrepompidou-malaga.eu
Until April 22nd