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.
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Didier Semin is Professor or Art History at the Ecole nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is a regular contributor to Art Press and Beaux Arts Magazine, and his books include Boltanski (1988) and Arte Povera (1992). Tamar Garb is a critic and historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture and Professor of Art History at University College London. Her books include Sisters of the Brush: Women's Artistic Culture in Late 19th Century France (1994), The Jew in the Text: Modernity and the Construction of Identity (co-edited with Linda Nochlin, 1995) and Bodies of Modernity (1998).Donald Kuspit is Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His books include The Cult of the Avant Garde Artist (1993), Idiosyncratic Identities: Artists at the End of the Avant-Garde (1996) and The End of Art (2004).Language Notes:
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Book Description Phaidon Press. Book Condition: New. 1997. Paperback. Wraps. Quarto, 160 pp., illustrated throughout in color. New. Bookseller Inventory # Snew00385
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Book Description Phaidon Press, 1997. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - Christian Boltanski, one of the most important French contemporary artists, evades definition -- is he an alchemist, philosopher, potential suicide, clown or Rasputin His work has ranged from the creation of an 'ironic museum of the self' to sensitive portrayals of ordinary people: a collection of school portraits from a secondary class many years ago, or snapshots of an unspecified family. Boltanski gathers old photos, clothes or personal objects which are presented as archival artefacts tracing individual lives, dramatized through his deployment of darkness and light. His art has been presented in museums and public sites all over the world and hovers between the trauma of the extermination camp depot and the redemption of the memorial shrine. 160 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000378109