Monday, 31 October 2011

Christian Bolanski

Theme – Expressing form exploration of consciousness and remembering. ‘’Experiencing his work is kind of fear and painful, but that is life. memory, absence, life/death, religion…’’

Media Used – Photography and Sculptures (clothes)
Exhibitions – Has participated at over 150 exhibitions throughout the world, notably La Maison Rouge Gallery.
Interview with him about his work -
This is a wall made up of photos of Holocaust victims

This was various corridors full of photos of Holocaust victims - each photo has a box

Examples of his exhibition leaflets

‘Personnes’ – Made up of clothes. NOTE: Personnes can mean people AND Nobody.

Conceived as a work in sound and vision, Personnes takes up a new theme in Boltanski's work, building on his earlier explorations of the limits of human existence and the vital dimension of memory : the question of fate, and the ineluctability of death. Personnes transforms the entire Nave of the Grand Palais through the creation of a coherent, intensely moving installation conceived as a gigantic animated tableau. Personnes is a one-off, ephemeral work. In accordance with the artist's wishes, the components of the piece will all be recycled at the end of the exhibition.

1 comment:


    article discussing his view on memory