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Title: Christian Boltanski
Artist: Christian Boltanski
Authors: Catherine Grenier / Jean-Hubert Martin / Daniel Mendelsohn
Christian Boltanski was born in 1944 in Paris. Today he is a key figure in contemporary art in France and around the world, the creator of a seminal oeuvre that is compelling and accessible to audience. Dealing with themes such as childhood, identity, death, memory, and time, and employing immediately recognizable visual references and every day materials - such as photographs, archives and clothing - he contextualizes the intersection of personal and collective memory, particularly in reminiscences of the great tragedies of the twentieth century.