Sophie Calle - L'Hôtel / Voir la mer

Hors les murs Espace Louis Vuitton München From 19 September 2018 to 24 February 2019

© Adagp, Paris, 2018. Photo © Louis Vuitton / Christian Kain

This exhibition presents eight video works (Voir la mer, 2011) and six photographic pieces (L’Hôtel, 1981-1983), bearing witness to Calle’s defining work, ranging from self-investigative encounters of the 1980s to the altruistic investigations of recent years. 

Sophie Calle is one of today’s leading artists, incorporating writing, photography, philosophy and visual arts. A self-taught artist, she is critically acclaimed for her serial artworks in photography, video and text. 

Through these two series, Calle invites the viewer as a witness to her creative sojourns, unwittingly converting one from an innocent bystander into a complicit voyeur and intimate collaborator. Demolishing the boundaries between performance and adventure, the anonymous and the intimate, the permitted and the forbidden, she offers a safe place to reflect on one’s habitual practices, material possessions and own purpose.



Espace Louis Vuitton München
Maximilianstrasse 2a
80539 München

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