À TOI DE FAIRE, MA MIGNONNE
A SOPHIE CALLE EXHIBITION AT THE MUSÉE NATIONAL PICASSO-PARIS
OCTOBER 3, 2023 – JANUARY 7, 2024
Sophie Calle celebrates in her own way the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, taking over all four levels of the Hôtel Salé with a unique exhibition proposal.
Divided in four sections corresponding to the museum’s four levels, À toi de faire, ma mignonne takes the opposite view from the many events of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023, which focus on the Spanish artist. Sophie Calle’s exhibition takes a curious, quirky look at a selection of Picasso’s most emblematic works, whose images or memories the artist summons through a personal narrative that unfolds on the museum’s first floor. In this exhibition, which unfolds independently of Picasso on each floor and takes on a deliberately retrospective character, Sophie Calle explores some of her central themes, such as blindness and death, using archives and writings as sources and raw materials for her work. Rising to the challenge of the invitation, the artist interrogates the critical reception of her work and her concern to pass it on to future generations.