2009, Wed, Jun 17 and 2009, Thu, Jun 18

Maricel Alvarez & Emilio García Wehbi, Argentina

Dolor Exquisito, after a work by Sophie Calle (2008)

Maricel Alvarez & Emilio Garcia Wehbi | Foto: Emilio Garcia Wehbi | Dolor Exquisito | Courtesy the artist

Maricel Alvarez & Emilio Garcia Wehbi | Foto: Emilio Garcia Wehbi | Dolor Exquisito | Courtesy the artist


The conceptual artist Sophie Calle - famed for making her life and loves the subject of her work –— mirrors the story of a painful love affair in her multimedia project "Exquisite Pain:" a journey to Asia, a rendezvous that doesn’t take place, the return and coping with the disappointment with help from her friends. This countdown to self-obsessed pain brings García Wehbi together with the brilliant Maricel Alvarez in a One-Woman Show to the stage - she is starring in a new film by cult Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu alongside Javier Bardem. The focus on the actress in the production makes the self-irony in Calles’s text and the strategy of artistic exploitation all the more bizarre. Sophie Calle was thrilled by it.


Artists’ Talk with Maricel Alvarez and Emilio García Wehbi on Wed 17.6. after the show



Funded by:


Goethe-Institut