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Sophie Calle at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

For this Meetup, we will visit the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art to see "Sophie Calle:  For the Last and First Time." Sophie Calle is one of France’s leading contemporary artists - writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle is largely known for her highly narrative artwork incorporating both photographs and text.  In work revolving around intimate relations with others, Calle weaves together fact and fiction in ways that are fantastic and constantly surprising. And yet the themes which she addresses - identity, communication, memory, perception - are all universal in nature.

This exhibition consists of two parts. The Last Image (2010) is an installation that weaves together text and photographs taken by the artist about people who have lost the power of sight. Voir la mer (See the sea) (2011) captures on film the expression of persons seeing the ocean for the first time. To the sound of waves, Calle's installations quietly contemplate questions that she has been exploring since her work The Blind in 1986: What is beauty? What does it mean to see? One possible answer provided by a blind man was the spark that propelled the artist to ponder these questions: "The most beautiful thing I've ever seen is the sea."

She is one of my favorite contemporary artists.  Her work can be challenging to understand, but spending time with her work is rewarding as she explores many different aspects of human nature.

Exhibition:  Sophie Calle: For the Last and First Time

Venue:  Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Date and Time:  Wednesday, May 1st, 5:45 pm

Admission:  ¥1000

Meeting Place:  Let's meet inside JR Shinagawa Station in front of the Travel Service Center near the Takanawa Exit

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  • Ruriko

    Thanks so much for organizing this gathering!
    The Hara Museum was a fantastic place to visit even during a busy
    working day because even just for a couple of hours of visiting, I felt like I was in a different world thanks to the Sophie Calle's exhibition and the beautifully kept museum. I really liked the size of the museum as well. It is small and focuses on one exhibition. I enjoyed this meet up and really look forward to going to another event soon!

    May 7, 2013

  • Alice

    thanks for a fun time :)

    May 2, 2013

  • Nano

    Super nice!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Rose

    Hi Everyone!
    It'll be my first day in Tokyo, ever!
    I love Sophie Calle's works!!! I hope to be able to attend this meet up ^^*

    April 25, 2013

  • Naito Y.

    Hay !!Im yohei that first time to comment on this community.
    And if I can go to museum with you in waitlist I would be really pleasant !!

    April 24, 2013

  • Tsukasa y.

    I want to join this meeting eagerly.

    April 16, 2013

  • Ruriko

    Hi everyone!
    This is my first time to join your group.
    I'm so glad that you will be hosting this event on Wed, one of my days off during the week. Usually I can't make it to your gathering because it's held on the weekend! So looking forward!

    April 16, 2013

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