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Inside the Worlds of the Dead: A Conversation with Christian Boltanski
by Jan Garden Castro

Christian Boltanski’s ideas often germinate over time and address notions involving time. In 2005, he used his own heartbeat in a pitch-black void for a Paris exhibition. Heartbeats also provided a soundtrack for his recent large-scale installations in Paris, New York, and Milan and are being collected worldwide for Les Archives du Coeur (The Heart Archive), on view last summer at London’s Serpentine Gallery and as a permanent installation at Teshima Island, Japan. Later this year, Boltanski will re-invent the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Humans, 1994.
Black and white photographs, bulbs, and wires, dimensions variable.

Photo: Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, NY/Paris



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