Christian Boltanski

The work of Christian Boltanski (1944–2021) is deeply embedded in concepts of absence, memory and destiny which the post-war period helped redefine. Using simple means, the French artist developed an evocative body of emotional works that propose a renewed approach to remembrance and spirituality. Supported by a constant faith in humankind, his creative process translated into photographs, sculptures, large-scale installations and videos that relate to our collective memory.

Works

Grosse Hamburger Strasse II
Grosse Hamburger Strasse III
Scratch
Petit Monument Odessa
The Work People of Halifax
Monument Collège d'Hulst
Monument
Après (I)
Les Suisses Morts
The Missing House
L'album photographique de la famille de B
Crépuscule

Christian Boltanski

Scratch
Scratch, 2014
28 framed b/w photographs, acrylic paint, 5 bulbs, electric cable
170 x 61 cm (each photograph 20.3 x 15.3 cm) | 67 x 24 in. (each photograph 8 x 6 in.)