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SSM hosts Sophie Calle with “For the Last and First Time”

Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) hosted Sophie Calle, the renowned French artist named by Newsweek as one of today’s ten most important contemporary artists, in the exhibition “For the Last and First Time”, ran concurrently with the Istanbul Biennial. Sophie Calle, in this special project realized in cooperation with SSM, focused her lens in this instance on our country, on a group selected from the millions of inhabitants of Istanbul. In this exhibition sponsored by the technology of Sony and Teknosa, the artist examined from her unique perspective both the last “visions” of people who are visually handicapped and the “inhabitants of Istanbul who have never seen the sea”, a topic that has attracted the interest of many in the worlds of academia and art.

Sophie Calle

Born in 1953, throughout her long career French artist Sophie Calle has attempted to pinpoint the human body, its behavior, its .pain and sorrow, joy and rhapsody, sometimes through simple observation, sometimes through investigation. Almost like a third eye, she has brought her impressions to the art world by means of videos, photographs and the literary and philosophical works she has authored. With her depictions of human weakness and her absorption with topics of identity and intimacy, Calle is considered one of the greatest living contemporary artists of our day.

2010 © Sophie Calle

2010 © Sophie Calle

2010 © Sophie Calle

2010 © Sophie Calle

2011 © Sophie Calle

2011 © Sophie Calle

2011 © Sophie Calle

2011 © Sophie Calle

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© Guillaume Ziccarelli

© Guillaume Ziccarelli