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Christian Boltanski

Christian Boltanski

Author: Didier Semin (Curator, Contemporary Art Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France)
Series: Contemporary Artists
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Christian Boltanski came to prominence in the 1980s with major exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 1984 and the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 1990. This text explores his art, arguing that it hovers between the trauma of the extermination camp depot and the redemption of a memorial shrine.

'These pictures convey the haunting theatricals of Boltanski's work, while the expansive interview and autobiographical writings make for interesting reading. One for the coffee table.' (Attitude) 'The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about.' (Artforum) 'The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art.' (Time Out) 'A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists.' (The Sunday Times) 'Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment.' (The Art Book)
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General Fields

  • : 9780714836584
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : August 1997
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Didier Semin (Curator, Contemporary Art Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France)
  • : Paperback
  • : 160