Ars Citizen launches in the San Francisco Bay Area an extensive exhibition and program of French conceptual artist Sophie Calle. A first in the United States, this series of events brings together major local institutions in a collective partnership with Ars Citizen to present her multifaceted body of work that mixes photography, text, books, film, and performance, and has earned her international acclaim. The project marks a new chapter in the special relationship of the artist to the region where her career began four decades ago.
The project is centered on the large-scale exhibition “Sophie Calle Missing” curated by Ars
Citizen and presented by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) from June 29 until
August 20, 2017.
Missing gathers for the first time in the United States and in significant conditions five of Sophie Calle’s major projects, itinerant since their creation: True Stories (1988-...), Rachel Monique (2007-2014), Take Care of Yourself (2004-2007), The Last Image (2010), and Voir la mer (2011). While unveiling a narrative of intimate stories, both personal and collective, the corpus offers a thoughtful survey of Calle’s art since the 1980’s and includes her most iconic projects spanning the last decade.
The exhibition takes a comprehensive approach to Calle’s work and recurring exploration,
reflecting on absence and its relationship with a number of other themes: disappearance,
rupture, abandonment, loss, the presence in the absence.
Presented in a site-responsive journey across the historic and picturesque campus of Fort
Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Missing intertwines the ideas of ‘mother’ and ‘sea’ (the
homophones ‘mère’ and ‘mer’, respectively, in French), and invests a diversity of locations: the
Chapel, the General's Residence, Gallery 308, and the Firehouse with its iconic views on the
Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
Sophie Calle’s work has been elaborated by building up a vast system of echoes and internal
references, allowing them to be read as connected chapters of a unified whole.
In concert with the exhibition Missing, a series of collateral programs as partnerships between
Ars Citizen and various organizations will take place across the Bay Area. Highlights include:
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, FraenkelLab, City Lights Bookstore, and The
Roxie Theatre.
This project has received support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Paxton
Gate, Paula Cooper Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, Galerie Perrotin, Eleanor and Francis Ford
Coppola Winery.

SCHEDULE AND PARALLEL PROGRAMMING:
Ars Citizen is curating further programs in partnership with leading institutions throughout the
Bay Area. Highlights include:


June 22 - 7pm: Sophie Calle Film Screenings - BAMPFA, UC Berkeley
The event features a screening of No Sex Last Night (1992), a film in which Sophie Calle and
Greg Shepard drive across the United States in a Cadillac convertible before getting married at
a drive-in window in Las Vegas, and Untitled (2012) a self-portrait styled film that includes the
purchase of Calle’s future gravesite in Bolinas, CA. These films are followed by Q&A between
Sophie Calle and Larry Rinder, Director of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive;
BAMPFA, UC Berkeley; June 22, 7 p.m.

June 23 - 6pm-8pm: Opening of SOPHIE CALLE: My mother, my cat, my father, in that
order - FraenkelLAB, San Francisco

The highly lauded, SOPHIE CALLE: My mother, my cat, my father, in that order (2017); about
the death of the artist’s mother, father and cat will open to the public at Fraenkel Gallery’s
FraenkelLAB. No tickets required.

June 25 - 6pm-8pm: Book signing of Sophie Calle - City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco
Free event.

June 28 - 10am-12am: Press tour of Sophie Calle Missing - FMCAC, San Francisco
Sophie Calle and Ars Citizen will give a tour of the exhibition Missing to a batch of journalists
and answer to their questions.

June 28 - 5pm: Conversation between Sophie Calle and Evelyne Jouanno at Cowell Theater, FMCAC, San Francisco
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture will present an Artist Talk with Sophie Calle introduced
by Evelyne Jouanno, Curator and Director of Ars Citizen about Calle’s works; Saturday, June
28, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture; free, ticket reservations pending.
June 28 – 6:30pm: Preview and VIP reception of “Sophie Calle Missing”.
The reception is upon invitation only. (To be confirmed)

June 29 - 1pm - 6pm: Public opening of “Sophie Calle Missing”; FMCAC, San Francisco
Free, open to the public and in presence of Sophie Calle.

July 3 - 7pm: Sophie Calle Film Anthology: “Contacts”, “No Sex Last Night”, “Untitled”;
Roxie Theater, San Francisco

The Sophie Calle film anthology features Contacts (1997, 12’36 - documentary by Jean- Pierre
Grief), No Sex Last Night (1992, 117’ - film by and with Sophie Calle and Greg Shephard), and
Untitled (2012, 52’20 - documentary by Victoria Clay Mendoza). This anthology will show once
at the Roxie Theater.
Ticket reservations pending.

Various locations (Bay Area) Bay Area

Sophie Calle in the Bay Area

When
June 22, 2017 - July 3, 2017
Where
Various locations (Bay Area)
Bay Area

Ars Citizen launches in the San Francisco Bay Area an extensive exhibition and program of French conceptual artist Sophie Calle. A first in the United States, this series of events brings together major local institutions in a collective partnership with Ars Citizen to present her multifaceted body of work that mixes photography, text, books, film, and performance, and has earned her international acclaim. The project marks a new chapter in the special relationship of the artist to the region where her career began four decades ago.
The project is centered on the large-scale exhibition “Sophie Calle Missing” curated by Ars
Citizen and presented by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) from June 29 until
August 20, 2017.
Missing gathers for the first time in the United States and in significant conditions five of Sophie Calle’s major projects, itinerant since their creation: True Stories (1988-...), Rachel Monique (2007-2014), Take Care of Yourself (2004-2007), The Last Image (2010), and Voir la mer (2011). While unveiling a narrative of intimate stories, both personal and collective, the corpus offers a thoughtful survey of Calle’s art since the 1980’s and includes her most iconic projects spanning the last decade.
The exhibition takes a comprehensive approach to Calle’s work and recurring exploration,
reflecting on absence and its relationship with a number of other themes: disappearance,
rupture, abandonment, loss, the presence in the absence.
Presented in a site-responsive journey across the historic and picturesque campus of Fort
Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Missing intertwines the ideas of ‘mother’ and ‘sea’ (the
homophones ‘mère’ and ‘mer’, respectively, in French), and invests a diversity of locations: the
Chapel, the General's Residence, Gallery 308, and the Firehouse with its iconic views on the
Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
Sophie Calle’s work has been elaborated by building up a vast system of echoes and internal
references, allowing them to be read as connected chapters of a unified whole.
In concert with the exhibition Missing, a series of collateral programs as partnerships between
Ars Citizen and various organizations will take place across the Bay Area. Highlights include:
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, FraenkelLab, City Lights Bookstore, and The
Roxie Theatre.
This project has received support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Paxton
Gate, Paula Cooper Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, Galerie Perrotin, Eleanor and Francis Ford
Coppola Winery.

SCHEDULE AND PARALLEL PROGRAMMING:
Ars Citizen is curating further programs in partnership with leading institutions throughout the
Bay Area. Highlights include:


June 22 - 7pm: Sophie Calle Film Screenings - BAMPFA, UC Berkeley
The event features a screening of No Sex Last Night (1992), a film in which Sophie Calle and
Greg Shepard drive across the United States in a Cadillac convertible before getting married at
a drive-in window in Las Vegas, and Untitled (2012) a self-portrait styled film that includes the
purchase of Calle’s future gravesite in Bolinas, CA. These films are followed by Q&A between
Sophie Calle and Larry Rinder, Director of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive;
BAMPFA, UC Berkeley; June 22, 7 p.m.

June 23 - 6pm-8pm: Opening of SOPHIE CALLE: My mother, my cat, my father, in that
order - FraenkelLAB, San Francisco

The highly lauded, SOPHIE CALLE: My mother, my cat, my father, in that order (2017); about
the death of the artist’s mother, father and cat will open to the public at Fraenkel Gallery’s
FraenkelLAB. No tickets required.

June 25 - 6pm-8pm: Book signing of Sophie Calle - City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco
Free event.

June 28 - 10am-12am: Press tour of Sophie Calle Missing - FMCAC, San Francisco
Sophie Calle and Ars Citizen will give a tour of the exhibition Missing to a batch of journalists
and answer to their questions.

June 28 - 5pm: Conversation between Sophie Calle and Evelyne Jouanno at Cowell Theater, FMCAC, San Francisco
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture will present an Artist Talk with Sophie Calle introduced
by Evelyne Jouanno, Curator and Director of Ars Citizen about Calle’s works; Saturday, June
28, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture; free, ticket reservations pending.
June 28 – 6:30pm: Preview and VIP reception of “Sophie Calle Missing”.
The reception is upon invitation only. (To be confirmed)

June 29 - 1pm - 6pm: Public opening of “Sophie Calle Missing”; FMCAC, San Francisco
Free, open to the public and in presence of Sophie Calle.

July 3 - 7pm: Sophie Calle Film Anthology: “Contacts”, “No Sex Last Night”, “Untitled”;
Roxie Theater, San Francisco

The Sophie Calle film anthology features Contacts (1997, 12’36 - documentary by Jean- Pierre
Grief), No Sex Last Night (1992, 117’ - film by and with Sophie Calle and Greg Shephard), and
Untitled (2012, 52’20 - documentary by Victoria Clay Mendoza). This anthology will show once
at the Roxie Theater.
Ticket reservations pending.

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