For the sixth exhibition of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s "Hors-les-murs" programme, this exhibition presents eight video works (Voir la mer, 2011) and six photographic pieces (L’Hôtel, 1981-1983) attesting to Calle’s defining work, ranging from self-investigative encounters in the 1980s to the altruistic investigations of recent years. The videos in Voir la mer each consists of a screen presenting a participant on his or her first revelatory experience of seeing the sea in Istanbul. L’Hôtel comprises of photographic and written documentations produced by the artist during a three-week stint as a hotel maid in Venice, whereby she investigates the perceived lives of total strangers via their belongings and patterns of temporary habitation.
Through these two series, Calle invites the viewer to be a witness to her creative sojourns, unwittingly converting them from innocent bystander to complicit voyeur and intimate collaborator. By demolishing the boundaries between performance and adventure, the anonymous and the intimate, the permitted and the forbidden, she offers a safe place to reflect on one’s habitual practices, material possessions and own purpose.
Espace Louis Vuitton München
Maximilianstrasse 2a, 80539 Munich
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The Espace Louis Vuitton München takes part in Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen. On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the opening hours will be extended to 2am.