SOPHIE CALLE: PICALSO
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, the Picasso Museum invited Sophie Calle to take over the Hôtel Salé.
Confronted with the figure of one of the masters of modern art, she chose to completely empty the spaces of the museum – Picasso was expelled! She installed her furniture and personal objects on the upper floors, and on the ground floor unfurled a fresco imagined as an echo of the famous Guernica. To accompany this exhibition, Sophie Calle has imagined a work in which she lists her “rendezvous” with Picasso. Testimonies from guards, paintings packed during lockdown, etc. : so many stories presented in this art of storytelling so particular to Sophie Calle.