Christian Boltanski

Boltanski espalha arte por Buenos Aires

Christian Boltansky (France, 1944) "Flying Books" instalation in memory of Jorge Luis Borges in Ex Biblioteca Nacional – Centro Nacional de la Música, Buenos Aires. photos Ingrid Roddick

Christian Boltansky (France, "Flying Books" instalation in memory of Jorge Luis Borges in Ex Biblioteca Nacional

Boltansky : ''I have never used bronze or marble in my works, but always ephemeral materials that require some sort of emotional care, because works of art have to do more with emotions than materiality, thanks to the gaze that rests upon them.  In Italy I created a memorial about a plane flying to Palermo. It was a sound installation. Eighty people died in this air crash, and I imagined the last thought of each of them : “I hope mum cooked something good”, or “I hope my cousin is doing…

Boltansky : ''I have never used bronze or marble in my works, but always ephemeral materials that require some sort of emotional care, because works of art have to do more with emotions than materiality, thanks to the gaze that rests upon them. In Italy I created a memorial about a plane flying to Palermo. It was a sound installation. Eighty people died in this air crash, and I imagined the last thought of each of them : “I hope mum cooked something good”, or “I hope my cousin is doing…

Photo Gallery : Christian Boltanski – Selected Past Works : Park Avenue Armory - "Les habits de François C", 1971

Photo Gallery : Christian Boltanski – Selected Past Works : Park Avenue Armory

Christian Boltanski  Odessa's Ghosts, 2005

Boltanski - Odessa’s Ghosts, 2005 Installation detail I Moscow Biennale of Modern Art ( via )

Christian Boltanski installation by rwchicago, via Flickr

The Fondazione Merz presents Christian Boltanski. The exhibit is conceived as a total installation, a choral narrative entwining the past with the present.

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