Past exhibition

Sophie Calle – Un Certain Regard


Opening on Friday, 7 June 2019, 18:00–22:00

19:00 Welcome address by Dorothea Strauss, president of the board; introduction by the director Nadine Wietlisbach; the artist will be present.

21:00 Intervention by Stephan Eicher and Traktorkestar; special guest Sophie Calle.

One of the foremost artists of our time, Sophie Calle (*1953) tells stories through photographs and combines them with the written word. In her works, the French artist explores the relationship between memory and visual representation. What happens when images disappear or when seeing is no longer possible? Calle meticulously traces the last, missing or private photographs while reflecting on the relationship between text and image. There is a strong sense of intimacy that unfolds throughout her bodies of work and exerts an irresistible appeal.

For the first time in Switzerland, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Kunstmuseum Thun jointly present Sophie Calle’s wide-ranging oeuvre of the last years in a two-part exhibition. Second part: Sophie Calle – Regard incertain, Kunstmuseum Thun, 07.09.–01.12.2019.

Kindly supported by Ringier AG, Landis & Gyr Foundation, S. Eustachius-Foundation and Else v. Sick Foundation.