US News France: The contemporary artist Christian Boltanski died

22:45  14 july  2021
22:45  14 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Christian Boltanski, 76, was extinguished in Paris after several days of hospitalization. Photographer, sculptor, filmmaker, he was made famous by his facilities where memories, emotions and anxieties mingle.

for 50 years Christian Boltanski has multiplied exhibitions around the world, participated in multiple biennials, made interventions in places like Patagonia where he built on the seaside of great whistles in which the wind mimics the Singing whales. His heart archives on the island of Teshima in Japan recorded millions of battle of human hearts.

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omnipresent on the international scene, very influential on the younger generation, he made the absence of his recurring subjects. Employing all kinds of material, Boltanski seeks above all to provoke the emotion around the themes of memory, the unconscious, childhood and death.

The artist worked a lot with the photographic images taken in family albums, retrieved by newspaper pages, the faces especially - as in the children of Berlin in 1972, the reserve of the dead Swiss in 1990 or The ghosts of Warsaw in 2001.

Legended photos, enhanced with pastels, rows by categories, projected on walls, curtains. Many of its facilities refer to the disaster, the shoah to which his father escaped hidden under a floor by his mother during the Second World War.

The world's largest artistic capitals have welcomed Christian Boltanski's monumental devices that searches the tragic life and painful memory.

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