Misterios (Mysteries), 2017, 3 screen video installation
Boltanski's installations, often blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, are created with reproduction in mind. Influenced by German conceptualist Joseph Beuys, Boltanski's work engages with 'shared preoccupations while being rooted in the artist's own history'. In an interview for Art In America he declared: 'Sixty or seventy percent of my work is more or less destroyed after a show. What is important for me is that it can be done again if someone knows how. It’s a little like music: when a composer creates a composition, this composition can be played by other people… Most art is only a relic. I wish mine to be more like a story, or knowledge. It’s not about the object, it’s the story.'
With more than 11,000 square feet of gallery space divided over two light-filled floors, the large scale and immersive nature of Boltanksi's art sings harmoniously with the unobtrusive and vast architecture of Goodman's Victorian town house.
In this explosive exhibition about memory, life, death, and the soul, we see human identity, human suffering and the ephemeral nature of life brought into sharp focus.
|What||Christian Boltanski: Éphémères, Marian Goodman Gallery, London|
|Where||Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, W1F 9DY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
12 Apr 18 – 12 May 18, Closed on Mondays and Sundays
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