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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSSophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself
DIS VOIR/ACTES SUD
One hundred and seven women respond to Sophie Calle’s "breakup” email through the lens of their respective professions
Hardback, 8.25 x 12 in. / 424 pgs / 108 color / DVD (PAL). | 12/15/2007 | In stock
Sophie Calle: Ghosts
Clth, 4 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / 70 color. | 9/30/2013 | Not available
Published by Actes Sud.
Text by Sophie Calle.
Ghosts deals with important art objects which have been misplaced, damaged, stolen or have otherwise disappeared from public view. In the 1980s and 90s, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston and the Earl of Bath’s residence in England both lost some of their most prestigious works to thefts and accidents. In this volume, which combines her series on both museums, Sophie Calle embarks on a quest to resurrect the memory of these pieces. She explores their personal meaning to those museum employees and others who knew the works intimately, in a series of profiles on each individual.
Clth, 4 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date 9/30/2013
Out of stock indefinitely
Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 100
ISBN 9782330020149 TRADE
List Price: $30.00 CDN $40.00
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.
Published by Dis Voir/Actes Sud.
Text by Sophie Calle.
In this remarkable artist's book, French conceptual artist/provocateur Sophie Calle presents 107 outside interpretations of a "breakup" e-mail she received from her lover the day he ended their affair. Featuring a stamped pink metallic cover, multiple paper changes, special bound-in booklets, bright green envelopes containing DVDs and even Braille endpapers, it is a deeply poignant investigation of love and loss, published to coincide with the 2007 Venice Biennale--where Calle served as that fair's French representative. All of the interpreters of Calle's breakup letter were women, and each was asked to analyze the document according to her profession--so that a writer comments on its style, a justice issues judgment, a lawyer defends Calle's ex-lover, a psychoanalyst studies his psychology, a mediator tries to find a path towards reconciliation, a proofreader provides a literal edit of the text, etc. In addition, Calle asked a variety of performers, including Nathalie Dessay, Laurie Anderson and Carla Bruni, among others, to act the letter out. She filmed the singers and actresses and photographed the other contributors, so that each printed interpretation stands alongside at least one riveting image of its author, and some are also accompanied by digital documentation. The result is a fascinating study and a deeply moving experience--as well as an artwork in its own right. Already a collector's item, this is a universal document of how it feels to grieve for love.
Hardback, 8.25 x 12 in. / 424 pgs / 108 color / DVD (PAL).
Pub Date 12/15/2007
Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 61
ISBN 9782742768936 TRADE
List Price: $125.00 CDN $170.00 GBP £105.00
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