Memory and transience are Christian Boltanski”s (born 1944 in Paris) major themes. The exhibition Moved focuses on an oversized kinetic installation that Boltanski conceived especially for the great hall at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. It follows on his monumental installations from 2011 at the Grand Palais Paris and on the occasion of the 2011 Venice Biennale.
For his new work, Boltanski has taken 190 large-format portraits on transparent cloth from his piece Menschlich (1994), a work characterized by the artist himself as “decisive” for his oeuvre work that is also in the collection of the Kunstmuseum and likewise a part of the exhibition. Boltanski assembled here 1200 photographs from his portrait installations dating from between 1970 and 1994: people of various ages, genders, backgrounds, religions, social status and nationalities, but also offenders and victims. In other works from the exhibition, which extends to the museum”s Japan Garden, Boltanski deals with the disappearance of his own person and with temporality itself. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is accordingly showing the most extensive exhibition of Christian Boltanski”s works in Northern Germany in 20 years, an exhibition that inquires about life as well as death.
I kindly invite you to the
Press Conference on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11.15 am in the conference room of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, entrance Hollerplatz.
A selection of press photographs will be available from now on in the internet.
Christian Boltanski will attend the press conference (in English language).
Registration for the press conference: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening of the exhibition on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11 am.
Image: Christian Boltanski, Entre temps, 2003, Projection dimensions variable, Exhibition: La vie possible, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2009, Photo: Stefan Altenburger, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
Bildrechte: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.