Christian Boltanski

Art, Contemporary art
Christian Boltanski
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Ponder the concept of memory and its formation

How do we remember what we remember? Boltanski, a French artist most well-known for his photography installations and contemporary conceptual style, has been exploring mechanisms of memory through photography and commemorative objects since the 1970s. He has also investigated religious and societal memorial rituals, studying the most intriguing ways to make us contemplate how our memories are influenced, especially by images. One of his numerous works featured films of 300 wind bells on the cliffs overlooking the Dead Sea. Head to the Israel Museum this summer to experience “decades of creativity carrying local and historical significance while posing human questions beyond place and time.”

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