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Christian Boltanski
Charta
8881581175
February 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Christian Boltanski, born in Paris in 1944 and one of France's best-known artists of the postwar generation, has developed a highly personal and often disconcerting œuvre that challenges basic assumptions of what constitutes an artwork. Using media as diverse as newspaper clippings, used clothes, amateur snapshots, and flickering shadows, Boltanski forges an original universe in which he is frequently the central protagonist.

One of Boltanski's favorite themes is his own life story, both actual and reinvented, which he evokes through startling collections of photographs and objects. In other pieces, he assembles seemingly mundane elements to address some of the most fundamental and disturbing contradictions of twentieth-century life.

In a beautifully written and erudite essay, art historian Lynn...


Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski
3775718257
Jan 2007
Hardcover
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Christian Boltanski
Didier Semin
0714836583
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Christian Boltanski, born in Paris in 1944 and one of France's best-known artists of the postwar generation, has developed a highly personal and often disconcerting œuvre that challenges basic assumptions of what constitutes an artwork. Using media as diverse as newspaper clippings, used clothes, amateur snapshots, and flickering shadows, Boltanski forges an original universe in which he is frequently the central protagonist.

One of Boltanski's favorite themes is his own life story, both actual and reinvented, which he evokes through startling collections of photographs and objects. In other pieces, he assembles seemingly mundane elements to address some of the most fundamental and disturbing contradictions of twentieth-century life.

In a beautifully written and erudite essay, art historian Lynn...


Christian Boltanski: 6 Septembres
Christian Boltanski
8881585294
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Invited by France's Institut National de L'audiovisuel, the country's chief television archive, to comb their collection for a project, Christian Boltanski, the noted French installation and video artist, became overwhelmed. To make the task manageable and personal, he settled on the idea of compiling footage from news broadcasts from every one of his 60 birthdays, on September 6, since 1944. He wove the clips into a three-screen projection, creating another of his trademark meditations on memory, time, and death. Boltanski's other recent works in video, installation, and photography emphasize the precariousness of our existence, but do so with luminosity and humor, and always involve the audience in the implacable passing of time. Essay by Jean-Hubert Martin. Hardcover, 7 x 4.75 in./144 pgs / 32 color and 30...


Christian Boltanski: Entendre Les Chiens
Christian Boltanski
3883758965
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Under the pseudonym Amicale des témoins, Christian Boltanski created his poetic-conceptual project Entendre Les Chiens (Listen to the Dogs) for the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. During the exhibition, he emitted a recording of the sounds of an island of errant dogs--who are kept away from the city of Venice on the island Lazzarretto Vecchio--from a series of speakers hidden throughout Venice. Interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Paperback, 4.75 x 4.75 in./48 pgs / Illustrated throughout.


Christian Boltanski: Advent and Other Times
Rizzoli
8434308193
December 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Christian Boltanski's first one-man Paris exhibition took place precisely in May 1968: at least in theory, therefore, his personality should coincide exactly with the archetypal soixantehuitard that postmodern critics are at such pains to discredit. On the other hand, however, if his work is examined retrospectively and compared to what young artists are producing today, a considerable number of connections is revealed which denotes at least identification between different creative approaches and very probably a considerable degree of influence. This would coincide with evidence that criticism of modernity is not the exclusive province of those who over the last fifteen or twenty years seem to have appropriated it for themselves. On the contrary, his irreverent stance regarding modern idealism has its roots far...


Boltanski
Sergio Troisi
8881583097
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
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...


Christian Boltan: Scratch
Christian Boltanski
3883755907
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
In this book of forbidden images, the responsibility for viewing photographs many would not want to see is left entirely up to the reader. A silver surface has been printed over each of the graphic, disturbing pictures reproduced herein, covering them up in their entirety--only upon scratching the surface off can the images beneath be revealed. Hardcover, 5.9 x 8.66 in., 10 pages, 10 b/w images with scratch coating


Museum Establishment and Contemporary Art: The Politics of Artistic Display in France after 1968
Rebecca Deroo
0521841097
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The protests that shook France in 1968 served as a catalyst to a radical reconsideration of artistic practice that has shaped both art and museum exhibitions up to the present. Rebecca DeRoo examines how issues of historical and personal memory, the separation of public and private domains, and the ordinary objects of everyday life emerged as central concerns for museums and for artists, as both struggled to respond to the protests. She argues that the responses of the museums were only partially faithful to the aims of the reform movement. Museums, in fact, often misunderstood and misrepresented the work of artists exhibited as a means of addressing these concerns.


La Vie Impossible: What People Remember about Him
Christian Boltanski
3883755443
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
"He left school very early on and made many spelling mistakes, he liked to brag about that." "He worked very little or at least that's what he said, he claimed that he lived a retiring life, that he spent his time in public gardens or in museums in winter because they were heated." 100 autobiographical statements like these are juxtaposed opposite 100 photo and document collages to form La Vie Impossible. On parchment paper.

Language Notes
Text: English, French, German


Ost - West
Christian Boltanski
3929078333
August 1998
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: German


Shadow Play: Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art / a Homage to Hans Christian Andersen
Sadowsky Thorsten
3936636419
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, a joint international exhibition project will take place at the Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik inspired by and named after Andersen's fairytale "The Shadow," written in 1846/1847.

"The Shadow" is one of his darkest and most complex tales, as well as one of the finest achievements of Danish Romantic literature.

The exhibition will gather about 30 international visual artists like Christian Boltanski, Giorgio de Chirico, Stan Douglas, Duane Michaels, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmanns and Kara Walker, and, with the inclusion of videos, films, soundscapes, photography and painting, encompass the full range of contemporary art.

About the Author
Sadowsky (*1960) is Curator of "Shadow Play" and Assistant...


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