Born in Paris in 1944, Christian Boltanski is undoubtedly one of the most interesting French artists in the panorama of contemporary art, and has been a leading figure in the international art scene for over 20 years. He began his artistic career at ...
a very young age with his large canvas paintings, but in 1968 he abandoned painting for a less traditional and more conceptual means of expression which included mixed media and found objects. He has made short films, true and fictional dossiers of his life; he has archived moments of his existence in cookie-tin boxes and has collected photographic portraits. Since the mid-80s, his work has been pervaded by an awareness of the tragic events of the Second World War. Boltanski presents themes dearest to the artist: the memories collected in everyday objects, evoked relics of a collective past, redemption--through the artist's intervention--of nameless people without a history.
Numero di pagine: 80
Data di pubblicazione: 01/02/2002
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