"Les Archives du Cœur"
- Christian Boltanski
- Born in Paris, 1944. Explores themes of life and death in many media, including video, photography, painting, sculpture, and multimedia presentations. In addition to attempts at recreating personal histories, Mr. Boltanski captures memories of anonymous individuals through cookie-tin boxes, candles, thousands of photos, articles of used clothing, and personal names, among other things, to express the importance, transience, and fading of human existence. Boltanski exhibitions have been held at leading museums worldwide, and the artist has contributed to many international festivals including Documenta (1972, 1977), Venice Biennale (1975, 1980, 1993, 1995), and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata (2000, 2003, 2006, 2009). One of the most significant contemporary French artists.