Christian Boltanski

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Après, 2014
Print on veil framed between two sheet of Plexiglas, two stands
92 1/2 x 72 13/16 in. (236 x 185 cm)
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Les Ombres: L'Anges (Shadows:Angels), 1986
2 copper angels with feathers,2 projectors, 2 round metal rotating bases,transformers
Installation dimensions variable
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Reserve-Detective III, 1987
Wooden shelves with cardboard boxes and photographs, and framed collages
Dimensions variable
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Reserve Canada, 1988
Clothes and five light lights
170 x 211 x 1 in. (431.8 x 535.9 x 2.5 cm)
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Les Saynetes comiques: Pleure, Rire, 1974
Pastel crayon
29 1/2 x 39 1/8 in. (74.8 x 99.5 cm)
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Reserve of Dead Swiss (One's Not Dead), 1991
Tin boxes, photographs
142 1/2 x 86 x 38 3/8 in. (361.9 x 218.4 x 97.5 cm)
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Personnes, 2010
<p>Monumenta 2010, Grand Palais, Paris</p>
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Scratch, 2014
29 frames, photographs, paint, light bulbs, electric wire
59 x 27 1/2 in. (150 x 70 cm)
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Animitas, 2014
Cast iron bells, steel, Plexiglas
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<p>On view in the Atacama desert, Chile</p>
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View from Teshima Island, permanent installation of the Heart Archives, 2010
<p>Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman gallery (Paris/New York) and the Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation</p>
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Départ - Arrivée (Departure - Arrival), 2015
86 red light bulbs, 99 blue light bulbs, electric wire
2 pieces: 72 13/16 x 111 7/16 in. (185 x 283 cm) and 74 13/16 x 120 1/16 in. (190 x 305 cm)
Height: 25 9/16 in. (65 cm)
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Départ - Arrivée (Departure - Arrival), 2015
86 red light bulbs, 99 blue light bulbs, electric wire
2 pieces: 72 13/16 x 111 7/16 in. (185 x 283 cm) and 74 13/16 x 120 1/16 in. (190 x 305 cm)
Height: 25 9/16 in. (65 cm)
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La traversée de la vie , 2015
32 printed veils, 12 light bulbs, wire, electric wire
Installation at gallery 2015: 330 11/16 x 248 1/16 in. (840 x 630 cm)
Veil: 70 7/8 x 90 9/16 in. (180 x 230 cm)
Dimensions variable 
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Entre-temps (Meanwhile), 2015
Lenticular print
Print: 15 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (39.5 x 29 cm) 
Frame: 17 11/16 x 13 3/4 in. (45 x 35 cm)
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Dernières secondes (Last Seconds), 2014
LED counter, electric wire
2 1/6 x 4 1/8 x 1 9/16 in. (5.3 x 10.5 x 4 cm)
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Animitas (Small Souls), 2015
Video projection (Animitas; 13 hours, 6 sec), flowers, hay
Dimensions variable


(b. Paris, France, 1944)





Christian Boltanski, The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China  

Ephémères, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Christian Boltanski: Saynètes comiques, Librairie Marian Goodman, Paris, France



Christian Boltanski: NA, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Christian Boltanski, Louis Vuitton, Munchen, Germany 

Christian Boltanski: Misterios, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Christian Boltanski, Anime. Di luogo in luogo, MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy

Les Registres du Grand Hornu, Christian Boltanski, El Instante Fondacion, Madrid, Spain



Christian Boltanski, Animitas, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico

One collection, one artework, Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Lisboa, Portugal

Christian Boltanski, Départ- Arrivée, Instituto Valenciano Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

Christian Boltanski, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Christian Boltanski, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Japan



Christian Boltanski: Sombras, La Lonja –  Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Christian Boltanski : La salle des pendus, Mac’s (Grand Hornu), Belgium

Les Archives du Cœur, MAMbo – Museo  d’Arte  Moderna  di  Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Christian Boltanski, Cricoteka, The Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Krakow, Poland

Christian Boltanski, Faire-part, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

Christian Boltanski, Hirose Collection, Japan



Boltanski – 19.924.458 +/-, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Chance, Sydney Festival 2014, Sydney, Australia 

Heart Beat Archive, Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia

Almas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

Inventory of the Objects Belonging to a Young Man of Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, UK



Moved,  Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

Eyes, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens



Heartbeats, Nahum Gutman Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Christian Boltanski: Chance, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, 


Christian Boltanski, Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (MUNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Dança Macabra, Fabrica Asa, Guimaraes, Portugal 

Chance, Casa França Brasil, Rio do Janeiro, Brazil

The Heart Archive, Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Vaasa and Joensuu, Finland



Christian Boltanski: Chance, Venice Art Biennale, Venice, Italy

Christian Boltanski: Sans Fin, Fondazione VOLUME! Rome

Christian Boltanski, Signatures, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Spain



Christian Boltanski: No Man’s Land, Park Avenue Armory, New York 

Christian Boltanski: Personnes, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy 

Les Archives du Coeur (Heartbeat), Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion, London, UK 

Personnes. Monumenta, Paris, France

Christian Boltanski: Les Archives du Coeur, Permanent Installation at 

Teshima, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan





Au diapason du monde, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France  

Melancholia, Fondation Boghossian -Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium 



Ouvert la nuit, festival des lumières, Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medicis, Rome Italy

Etranger résident, La collection Marin Karmitz, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Manif d’art 8, la Biennale de Québec, Canada



De toi à la surface, Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris,  France

Carambolages, Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, Paris, France

Loss. In memory of Babi Yar, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

Refugees, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Liverpool, UK

Behold The Man, Museum de Fondatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands

From Generation to Generation, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

Take Me (I’m Yours), The Jewish Museum, New York, New York

TANT DE TEMPS ! 50 artistes contemporains au musée Soulages, Musée Soulages, Rodez, France 



Go –Betweens: Children who Cross the Borders, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Japan

Pliure, Centre Cultural Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

All the World’s Futures, Arsenale, 56th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Construire une collection, Villa Sauber, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco

Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee



I’m Still Here, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

Crime in Art, MOCAK Krakow, Poland

Go –Betweens: Children who Cross the Borders, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

On the Road/En el camino, curated by Gloria Moure, exhibition installed throughout historic buildings of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Collection of the IVAM XXV Anniversary, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Yvon Lambert Collection, Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon, France

The Hidden Picture – Collecting Art at ING, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Symétrique Exotique, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

A History. Art, Architecture and Design, From the Eighties to the Present Day, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

One Million Years- System and Symptom, Museum für  Gengenwartskunst- Emanuel Hoffman-Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland



The Last Laugh, Apexart, New York

Manchester International Festival MIF 2013, Manchester, United Kingdom 

Setouchi Triennale 2013, Takamatsu

Critique and Crisis: Art in Europe since 1945, Kumu Art Museum, Estonia Mart, L’autre portrait, Trento Italie

L’altro ritratto, Museo di arte moderna e contemporánea di Trento e Roverto (MART), Italy

Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New, Museum of Modern Art, New York (through 2014)

Butterfly Effect, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (through 2014)



Manifesta 9 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Genk, Belgium

Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida's Private Collections, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Selecciones de la Colección del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao II, Museo

Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain

Art and Press, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany(through 2013)



Chance, shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice

Selecciones de la Colección del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao II, Museo 

Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao

Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida's Private Collections - Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

Remix - Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Atlas. How To Carry The World On One's Back?, Sammlung Falckenberg, 

Hamburg; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

Cambio de paradigma - Colección Serralves años 60-70,  Musac - Museo de 

Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon

Staging the Archive, MACE Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas

MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main

LE CHÂTEAU, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux

Objects of Devotion and Desire, Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art – Leubsdorf Art Gallery - Hunter College, New York City, NY

Absolute Installation, The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo

Masterpieces Of The 20th Century From The Collection Of The Valencia 

Institute Of Modern Art, Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow

Out of Storage: Provisoire & Définitif, Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht