Christian Boltanski : Flammarion Contemporary
Born in Paris in 1944, Christian Boltanski knew at the age of thirteen that he would become an artist. Today he is a key figure in contemporary art in France and around the world, the creator of a seminal ouevre that is compelling and accessible to a wide audience. Dealing with themes such as childhood, identity, death, memory, and time, and employing immediately recognizable visual references and everyday materials - such as photographs, archives, and clothing - he contextualizes the intersection of personal and collective memory, particularly in reminiscences of the great tragedies of the twentieth century.
This volume offers forty years of creativity and summarizes the career of an artist at once deeply human and profoundly humane, who started out in a simple studio and has gone on to appear in the world's most prestigious museums.