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Synopsis : On of France's most important contemporary artists, Christian Boltanski came to prominence with major exhibitions at such important international venues at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1984) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, (1990). For his magical installations, Boltanski collects old photos, clothing and personal objects, which are presented as archival artefacts tracing individual lives. His own autobiogaphy is itself presented as fiction, particularly in his early 'mischevious' performative work, which invents a self-identity using found photos. Boltanski often uses everyday documents - passport photographs, school portraits and family albums - to memorialize ordinary people: the unknown children killed in the Holocaust, the citizens of a Swiss town or the employees of a Halifax carpet factory. The spaces he creates, often filled with flickering lights and shadows, lie somewhere between little theatres and churches, generating a sense of hushed wonder and a poignant evocation of loss. Boltanski's work has been presented in museums and public sites all over the world, including the Lyric Theatre, London, where the artist devised the stage sets and lighting for Schubert's Winter Reise in 1996. Paris-based art historian Didier Semin follows Boltanski's work from the fictional biographies through to recent installations in the context of cultural and art historical developments in post-war France. Boltanski discusses his work and the role of the artist with art historian Tamar Garb, author of Sisters of the Brush (1994) and co-editor of The Jew in the Text (1995). Donald Kuspit, contributing editor to Artforum, focuses on Monument: The Children of Dijon, a work that consists of dozens of eerily lit, anonymous, black and white photographs of children long since lost to adulthood. Boltanski has chosen texts by master postmodern novelist Georges Perec, written in an inventory-like style that mirrors that of the artist. The book also features a selection of Boltanski's own writings, a beguiling and provocative blend of truth and fiction.
A propos de l'auteur: 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).
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Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1997. État : Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: 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. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_usedgood_0714836583
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Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1994. État : Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. N° de réf. du libraire 6364680
Description du livre Phaidon, 1997. Oversized Paper Back. État : Good. A major French contemporary artist, Boltanski - for his magical installations - collects old photos, clothing & personal objects which are presented as archival artefacts tracing individual lives. His own autobiography is itself presented as fiction, particularly in his early `mischievous' performative work which invents a self-identity using found photos. He often use everyday documents - passport photographs,school portraits & family albums - to memorialize ordinary people: the unknown children killed in the Holocaust, the citizens of a Swiss town or the employees of a Halifax carpet factory. Chronology, biblio., list of illus. 160p. N° de réf. du libraire 1617469
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1997. Paperback. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0714836583
Description du livre Phaidon Press, 1997. Soft Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good+. Paperback with dust-wrapper. 160pp. Illustrated throughout. Extremities of d/w a little worn, spine ends a little bumped. Price label on rear d/w cover. Contents clean. A pleasing copy. (BS112). N° de réf. du libraire BS112WTPIC408