Sophie Calle

Artist lecture Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

French conceptual artist and writer Sophie Calle has redefined through personal investigation the terms and parameters of subject/object, the public versus the private, and role-playing. In her conceptual projects, Calle immerses herself in examinations of voyeurism, intimacy, and identity through image, object, and text. She often creates performance-like projects where she plays detective and voyeur, involving herself in bizarre situations with strangers and recording them. Her piece Take Care of Yourself, which was shown at the Venice Biennale, was named after the last line of her ex’s breakup email. For this piece Calle asked over 100 women to interpret the email and posted the results in the French Pavilion.

Calle’s work continues to resonate with viewers because it is highly personal, brutally honest, and inventive. Her work is presented in major galleries and museums around the world.



Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.

Larry Sultan Photography Award

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1189), 2012 [Detail]

Marco Breuer

Spring 2016 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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Marco Breuer (b. Landshut, Germany) is well known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Breuer employs nontraditional photographic techniques that do not rely on the use of a camera, aperture, or film, but instead utilize a combination of photogrammic, abrasive, and incisive techniques to make marks and capture images. His work is in numerous public collections at major institutions around the world and is widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Currently residing in upstate New York, Breuer has lectured and taught extensively, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006.