The ‘Animitas' series consists of several site-specific installations in far-flung locations including Chile's Atacama Desert, featuring Japanese wind chimes that play an endless tune to the memory of lost souls.
Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo in Omotesando is showcasing two of these works – one set in a forest on Japan’s Teshima Island and another on the shores of the Dead Sea in Israel – though single shot video installations. [timeout.com]
Marking one of the largest retrospectives ever held in Japan of Christian Boltanski, the National Art Center, Tokyo presents lifetime, displaying work from the artist’s 50-year-long career. Designed by Boltanski, who describes himself as a ‘spatial artist’, the exhibition is arranged not in chronological order, but as one large-scale installation combining individual works in unique ways. [designboom.com]
Encompassing everything from the artist's earliest pieces to his most recent work, "Christian Boltanski—Lifetime," jointly organized by the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, is the first full-scale retrospective of Boltanski's career to be presented in Japan.
Christian Boltanski has two exhibitions at Völklinger Hütte, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in Saarland, Germany. The exhibitions are dedicated to laborers who were forced to work as part of military production during World War I and II.
"Christian Boltanski: Memories," through August 31, 2019
"Christian Boltanski: The Memorial, The Forced Labourers," through December 31, 2028
The vast scope of this exhibition, titled "Lifetime," presents a deeply visual and emotional experience, beginning in darkness and culminating in light and redemption. Christian Boltanski returns to the Israel Museum for the third time to display works created over the last 40 years, which includes early artworks to recent pieces created especially for this exhibition.
Storage Memory is China’s first major solo exhibition of Christian Boltanski’s work. Through installations, videos, sounds and shadow theaters, the exhibition will seek to inspire visitors’ emotional bonds on visual, aural, and psychological levels. A pile of clothes weighing over ten tons, hundreds of pictures showing infant and elderly faces, as well as the echoes of thousands of heartbeats will be on display at the Power Station of Art, all to help constitute a storage memory that encompasses personal experiences and collective histories.
"In Tune with the World" unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in this space. Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter and Adrián Villar Rojas.
Christian Boltanski has been chosen to be the main focus of a rich program of cultural events called Anime. Di luogo in luogo, promoted by the Municipality of Bologna (namely through its Department for Culture and Relations with the University and the Istituzione Bologna Musei) together with Emilia-Romagna Teatro Fondazione.
The project will include several events and involve many urban venues, all featuring the multi-faceted work of Boltanski, including a large anthological exhibition at the MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Museum of Modern Art), a play at the Arena del Sole theatre, an installation at the former powder keg bunker inside the Lunetta Gamberini garden and a special project inside the area of the former Giuriolo parking lot.