Artist: Sophie Calle
Museum: Musee de la Chasse et la Nature
Why did you choose this particular work?
Compared to other pieces in this exhibition, this one stood out to me the most. I think it’s very interesting because as you walk in this white cloth on the photograph strikes the viewer straight away. at first, from far away, I thought that this was an installation piece and that the cloth is not in the photograph but placed in front; however, I was wrong. That’s what got me interested.
What is the meaning of this work in your opinion?
To be honest, since I don’t know French I couldn’t read the story behind this image and after hours of research, I haven’t found any description of this piece. So, I can only wonder what is the actual meaning of this artwork. Maybe it’s a dead animal behind the white cloth that is ready to be opened at an installation, or it’s a completely different “sculpture” underneath that will surprise the viewer if opened.
How does this work relate to the permanent collection of the museum and/or the temporary Sophie Calle exhibition?
I mean this piece, although the white cloth is what stands out the most, still has a background of animals. The permanent is a museography of showing animals in general, animals natural habitat collection and “…temporary exhibitions give a particular and complimentary light on the permanent collections…”. In a wat, the museum as a whole exposes the relationship between a man and an animal through a long period of time.
Gabriella and I at the museum:)