NMAO – The National Museum of Art, Osaka
While composed from decades of artworks by Christian Boltanski, one of France’s preeminent artists, this exhibition functions as an installation that can be viewed as one giant work of art. Christian Boltanski is a multi-talented artist renowned for his sculptures, photographs, and films, but is most well-known for his photography installations. Since the late 1960s, he has explored the themes of memory and death, often focusing on the Holocaust in abstract but compelling ways. “Art-making is not about telling the truth,” he said, “but making the truth felt.” This retrospective covers his contemporary, conceptual creations from the past 50 years and counting.