The subjects of life and death in art don’t always call for much in the way of subtlety. If you are going to shock an audience and make them really dig deep into their thoughts and feelings, you need an exhibition that is grand and evocative. The new show by Christian Boltanski at the Pompidou Centre is just that. There are massive installations here in this important building that focuses on the ideas of memorialising the dead. This means lots of different pieces that act as coffins, memorial walls and more.
A big theme here is the chance for the artist to look at the celebration of his Jewish past and the way that these figures are remembered in the world today. The pieces are large and are both stark and moving at the same time. This is going to be a shot that people either love or hate. Come and find out which until March 16th.
From 13 November 2019 to 16 March 2020
Galerie 1 – Centre Pompidou
75004 Paris 4
Opening days and hours :
Every day, from 11 AM to 9 PM
Closed on Tuesday
Full rate : 15€
Reduced rate : 12€
Christian Boltanski Pompidou Centre exhibition