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Christian Boltanski - Lifetime

February 9–May 6, 2019

In this retrospective, we look back at the work of Christian Boltanski, one of France’s preeminent artists, who has been dealing with themes such as history, memory, death, and absence since the late ’60s. While focusing on the artist’s activities over the last half century, the entire exhibition will also function as an installation that can be viewed as a single work of art.

Christian Boltanski, Monument, 1986, Collection of the artist
© Christian Boltanski / ADAGP, Paris, 2018, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Collection 3: Image of something invisible

February 9― May 6, 2019

As a response to the solo exhibition by Christian Boltanski, who has described his work as a funeral honoring the dead, a group of pieces from the museum collection will be presented based on the keyword, "invisible things," and the themes, "for the dead," "with the author ," and "to the heavens."

Rei NAITO, Pillow for the Dead, 2002 The National Museum of Art, Osaka ©Rei Naito