New Feature – Sophie Calle’s ‘Take Care of Yourself’

Take Care Of Yourself Sophie Calle

Danielle Lawson headed down to the Whitechapel gallery in East London to see Sophie Calle’s ‘Take Care of Yourself’ and take a taste of the artist’s bitter break-up.

‘Take care of yourself’ is a tender phrase, one you might expect to hear voiced instructively by concerned older relatives; however, as the title of artist Sophie Calle’s recently translated project it reeks of a pained sarcasm.  Taken from the sign-off of an unexpected break up letter, ‘Take Care of Your Self’ is a journey through the long process of coming to terms with heartache and loss. But its true interest lies beneath the casual voyeurism of observing a woman’s reaction to being dumped and on the level of basic human relationships.

Read the full article here.

(Image from ‘Take Care Of Yourself’ by Sophie Calle 2007, via the Whitechapel gallery)

By: Sarah Barnes, 13.12.2009 | Comments (0)
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