Exhibition by Christian Boltanski, Lifetime in The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Encompassing everything from the artists’s earliest pieces to his most recent work, this exhibition, jointly organized by the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the National Center, Tokyo, and the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, is the first full-scale retrospective of Boltanski’s career to be presented in Japan. While looking back at a variety of Boltanski’s efforts from the ‘70s to the present, the retrospective is based on the artist’s idea of creating an installation for a space – or he suggests, ‘presenting an exhibition as a single work of art’. The exhibition will serve as an introduction to Boltanski’s magnificent world of art, which he began making over 50 years ago and continues to create today.