24 Nov 2022

Interview with Sophie Ristelhueber

Hugo Daniel
Paris, France
At the Institut Giacometti

On the occasion of the final week of "Legacy", the Institut Giacometti invites you to attend a unique conversation between Sophie Ristelhueber and Hugo Daniel, curator, in the exhibition galleries.

This discussion will explore the links between Ristelhueber's work and that of Giacometti and will be followed by a time of discussion with the public.


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Sophie Ristelhueber, born in 1949, lives and works in Paris. She is one of the first artists to have based her work on the material of a territory and its history, its memory and its scars. For the past thirty years, one of her main axes of work has been to approach the ruins and traces left by man in places devastated by war and natural or cultural upheaval.
As Jacques Rancière noted about her work in Le Spectateur émancipé: "She has photographed not the emblem of war but the wounds and scars it leaves on a territory. She makes visible, and sensitive, these real memories of the "facts" of history. While her preferred medium is photography, Ristelhueber uses it to create complex works, playing with its material and format, in the realization of exhibitions, installations, films and artist books.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous international institutions including the MoMA (New York, USA), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA), the Tate Modern (London, UK), the Rencontres photographiques d'Arles, and in Paris, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, the Jeu de Paume and the Musée Zadkine.

To search for a work, consult the Alberto Giacometti Database