Spinning the Word: Sophie Calle and Miranda July from the Hara Museum Collection
Dates : March 16 (Saturday) - June 26 (Wednesday), 2013
Hara Museum ARC is proud to present an exhibition featuring large-scale installations by two of the world’s most dynamic artists: Exquisite Pain by Sophie Calle and The Hallway by Miranda July. Sophie Calle, a major French artist and cutting-edge figure on the international stage, first created Exquisite Pain for her solo exhibition at the Hara Museum in 1999. Consisting of photographs and embroidered Japanese text, the installation presents a vivid record of her journey from Paris to Japan and the subsequent pain of her heartbreak. Miranda July, a multi-talented artist who occupies a leading position within a new generation of artists in America, first presented The Hallway, a handwritten, introspective missive about universal aspects of life, at the Yokohama Triennial (2008) where it created a sensation. This show represents a rare opportunity to experience back to back works by artists who continue to redefine the boundaries of contemporary art as they traverse the line between fact and fiction.