Sophie Calle - Slow Art, Virtual
The Blind #19, 1986
Color photograph, black-and-white photograph, text, and wooden shelf
Overall: 47 1/4 x 51 3/4 inches
Museum purchase, made possible by a grant from The Burnett Foundation
- January 8, 2021 10:00 AM
In The Blind #19, 1986, the French conceptual artist Sophie Calle explores the idea of beauty as expressed in the words of a woman blind since birth. The work consists of a photograph of the woman interviewed, her typeset response, and Calle's own photographic interpretation of that response. The result is an intriguing meditation on the nature of beauty in the eye of the beholder. Explore in depth during this virtual tour led by a Modern docent.