Christian Boltanski exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou - Pictures

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Published by Laurent P., Elodie D. · Published on 12 November 2019 at 14h01 · Updated on 15 November 2019 at 18h36
From November 13, 2019 to March 16, 2020, Paris Centre Pompidou welcomes Christian Boltanski for a compelling exhibition named "Faire son Temps". An exhibition with a strong symbol questionning life, death and the long path that life is!

When art meets no boundaries… From November 13, 2019 to March 16, 2020 Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to French plastic artist Christian Boltanski. A retrospective around the all-rounder artist’s work who experimented a galore of formats and arts following a particular path: life, or rather death.

"Faire son temps" brings together 40 “sensitive and caustic” works questioning about what remains of us after we die. A picture, a video clip, clothes and our remains locked in a coffin or a box... Besides, the unchangeable environment with its fiedls of wheat and waves that come and go on an on. If Christian Boltanski may look macaber, he always speaks with humor and considers art as a way to explore the question of necessary memory.

Christian Boltanski, Réserve des Suisses morts, 1990Christian Boltanski, Réserve des Suisses morts, 1990Christian Boltanski, Réserve des Suisses morts, 1990Christian Boltanski, Réserve des Suisses morts, 1990

Christian Boltanski, Autels Chases, 1988Christian Boltanski, Autels Chases, 1988Christian Boltanski, Autels Chases, 1988Christian Boltanski, Autels Chases, 1988

You cannot not think about the Shoah with this exhibition, an obsession for Boltanski. Born in 1944 from Jewish parents, the artist often wonders about survival. We quickly feel ill at ease and it's hard to find a work that makes us smile. We quickly get lost between the Terril Grand-HOmu (2015), a pile of black clothes, the Fantômes de Varsovie (2001) and the Tombeaux (1996) and we think they will haunt us for many years to come...

Christian Boltanski, Les Tombeaux et Les Concessions, 1996Christian Boltanski, Les Tombeaux et Les Concessions, 1996Christian Boltanski, Les Tombeaux et Les Concessions, 1996Christian Boltanski, Les Tombeaux et Les Concessions, 1996

Christian Boltanski, les registres du Grand-Hornu, 1997Christian Boltanski, les registres du Grand-Hornu, 1997Christian Boltanski, les registres du Grand-Hornu, 1997Christian Boltanski, les registres du Grand-Hornu, 1997

Proof that Christian Boltanski achieved his remembrance goal!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 13 November 2019 to 16 March 2020

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    Location

    Place Georges-Pompidou
    75004 Paris 4

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    Métro ligne 11 station "Rambuteau"

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    Tarif réduit: 12 €
    Plein tarif: 15 €

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    www.centrepompidou.fr

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    Horaires : 11h-21h, fermé le mardi

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