Hommage à Boltanski


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Hommage à Boltanski

Past: October 12, 2021 → April 13, 2022

An itinerary between the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre Museum and the Centre Pompidou, with the Opéra Comique “The more we work, the more we disappear and the more we become our work. I believe that artists wish to become their work (…)” — Christian Boltanski To celebrate his work and commemorate Christian Boltanski, the Centre Pompidou, the Opéra Comique, the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum have come together to pay homage to this immense artist, who passed away on July 14th. Designed as a pathway through Christian Boltanski’s sensitive work, this homage invites the public to (re)discover several emblematic pieces from his body of work.

From a sound installation in the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles and monumental archives in the Grand Gallery of the Louvre to an original presentation of works at the Centre Pompidou, everyone is invited to stroll through the “impossible life of Christian Boltanski”, all the way to the undergound car park of the Centre Pompidou where Fosse, his last operatic experiment, created in 2020, will again be presented by the Opéra Comique.

Joined together for the first time, the four institutions thus wished to invite the public to remember. To remember, as the artist always endeavoured to do, in order to combat finitude and forgetting, reconstituting the lives of beings with all their ”small memories” in order to sketch a fragile and disturbing form of the collective memory of humanity

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