Der Franzose Christian Boltanski,einer der wichtigsten Gegenwartskünstler weltweit,ein Meister der Inszenierung von Situationen und Räumen,in ihnen evoziert und befragt er manchmal voll zentrale Parameter menschlichen Daseins,wie Lebenszeit,identität,Körper,Tod und Vermächtnis,auf 156 Seiten mit 114 Abbildungen bekommt man hier einen tollen Einblick in seine Arbeiten.
I am happy with this book. The ordering went smooth and the delivery is within the given time. The book is -as mentioned- a library book and that shows (stamps, stickers, crayon markings... ) It is as aspected.
A good book on an excellent artist. Why, then, only 8 / 10 ? Because the authors/contributors do not deal in-deep with certain AMBIGUITIES in Boltanski's life and art. Everybody always focusses on the quote >official< unquote biography and bibliography of Boltanski (e.g. in Lessons of Darkness). But CB himself is constantly re-arranging and reconstituting these 'facts'. Critics and curators, though, always seem to take the information for granted. I think that CB plays a game with us, and that (t)his game is a very important part of his oeuvre. As such it should be properly documented and studied. Han Geers
This is one of the best monographs I've read. Often I get books an an aritst I like, and can't get through the awful text, I end up just looking at the pictures. The text in this book adds so much to my understanding of the work, by detailing the progression of his ideas through the years, and clearly describing the installations. The writing is very clear, I found myself reading it as if it were a novel.