Exhibition — Christian Boltanski at Florence Loewy

You’re invited to the exhib­i­tion Lives (Books) by Chris­ti­an Boltanski at Lib­rair­ie Florence Loewy in Par­is…

Since 1969, Chris­ti­an Boltanski has pub­lished more than 80 artist books, an occu­pa­tion con­ceived as integ­ral part of his artist­ic prac­tice, and the per­fect medi­um for his relent­less invest­ig­a­tion of memory. Their con­cep­tu­al evol­u­tion takes on the artist’s approach, and are usu­ally divided in dif­fer­ent obses­sion­al issues: the pseudo auto­bi­o­graph­ic­al recon­sti­t­u­tions of child­hood, the invent­or­ies and lists testi­fy­ing to the life of anonym­ous, the obses­sion of death, the impossib­il­ity to dis­tin­guish vic­tims from tor­ment­ors.
In its gal­lery space, Florence Loewy book­store will show a chro­no­lo­gic­al and non-exhaust­ive recon­sti­t­u­tion of this artist­ic jour­ney, crit­ic­al to the under­stand­ing of Boltanski’s oeuvre.”
 — LFL

Florence Loewy
9 Rue de Thorigny
fr-75003 Par­is

May 7th to July 9th, 2011