Christian Boltanski

born 1944

Christian Boltanski, ‘The Reserve of Dead Swiss’ 1990
The Reserve of Dead Swiss 1990
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Christian Liberté Boltanski (6 September 1944 – 14 July 2021) was a French sculptor, photographer, painter, and film maker. He is best known for his photography installations and contemporary French conceptual style.

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Film and audio


  • Tate Papers

    Experiments in Integrated Programming

    Sally Tallant

    Many contemporary artists operate beyond the studio and traditional exhibition spaces, providing both a need and an opportunity for galleries …

  • Tate Papers

    Perspectives: Negotiating the Archive

    Sue Breakell

    Archives are more prominent than ever, not only in art practice and theoretical discourse but also in popular culture. An …

  • Behind the scenes

    Studio: Christian Boltanski

    Christian Boltanski

    The big problem when you're an artist is that the times of creation don't come often. Most of the time …

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