Conjuring up ancestral rites, Christian Boltanski creates universal works that reconcile our collective memory with our private inner worlds. His installations in natural settings stand as permanent monuments for humanity in distant places: monuments to lost souls, memorials for the living and the dead, odes to past lives, to humanity.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde
179, Grande Allée Ouest
February 17 to March 14
Tuesday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening – February 17, 5 p.m.
Christian Boltanski is a major figure of the international contemporary art scene. Several institutions have devoted monographic exhibitions to him, and especially the Grand Palais for Monumenta (2010) and the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998). Boltanski has also participated in a number of art events and biennials around the world, such as Documenta (1972 and 1987) and the Venice Biennale (1986, 2011 and 2015). He has works in some of the most important international collections such as those of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York), the Tate Modern (London) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).