Sophie Calle settles in Marseille’s museums

Sophie Calle settles in Marseille’s museums

Have you ever considered museums in Marseille as elements of a treasure hunt? This is what Sophie Calle offers through her “five” career. Investing not one, but five museums, that offers a beautiful playground for this artist. Inviting the public to follow her as she was known in the seventies to follow strangers in the street, that adds a little irony to the emotion and poetry that emerge from his work.

Sophie Calle is one of the most famous French visual artists around the world. She has exhibited in many countries, from Japan to Chile, but also in prestigious art venues, such as MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York. Yet it is a first for her: not only expose outside Paris, but in several different places. “I call people to watch what I do … They are not spinning mills,” she says mischievously. No obligation in this course, no sense of the visit to follow: everyone is free to start and finish wherever he wants.

However, each of the five places will have its own installation, on a dedicated theme.

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At the Museum of Natural History, stuffed animals and classifieds gleaned in The French Hunter answer each other in unusual, funny and surprising ways.

In the chapel of the Vieille Charité, the artist evokes her mother disappeared through a mausoleum she dedicates to him. And if you want to hear him read his mother’s diaries, then plan to extend your stay in Marseille: it will not take you less than forty-two hours!

At the Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion, at Château Borély, you will discover thirteen videos in which Istanbul residents discover the sea for the first time. Sayless films in which Sophie Cale captured the first emotion of those who, although living in a city surrounded by the sea, had never seen her.

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At the Musée des Beaux-Arts, you will have to raise embroidered curtains to discover the videos whose raison d’être is written on the same curtain.

Finally, at the Grobet-Labadie Museum, she hid sixty objects that have marked her life, from her wedding dress to a burnt mattress … It’s up to you to follow this amazing tour and discover Sophie Calle’s story through her everyday objects. . And make you want to follow her in the new adventure she would like to live: the theater.

Practical information: Sophie Calle’s “Cinq”, at the mercy of Marseille’s museums

Until April 22, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h.
Coupled ticket for the 5 museums: from 8 to 12 euros. Free every first Sunday of the month.
“True stories” at the Grobet-Labadie Museum, 140 boulevard Longchamp, 1st.
“See the sea” at Château Borély, 132 avenue Clot-Bey, 8th.
“Rachel, Monique” at the Chapel of the Old Charity, 2 rue de la Charité, 2nd.
“Because” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Palais Longchamp, 4th.
“The French hunter, hopefully and supervised freedom” at the Museum of Natural History, Palais Longchamp, 4th.

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