Turin - Exhibition

Christian Boltanski: Dopo

Fondazione Merz

03 Nov 201531 Jan 2016

From November 3, 2015, the Fondazione Merz presents Christian Boltanski. Dopo, a solo exhibition of the French artist’s work, curated by Claudia Gioia.
Christian Boltanski (Paris, 1944), one of the great interpreters of contemporary life, displays his work for the first time in Turin with a new, site-specific project inspired by the city’s social and cultural history.
The exhibit unfolds inside the Fondazione gallery spaces and is conceived as a total installation, a choral narrative addressing individual and collective memory, entwining the past with the present, urging unattended promises, recombining History with each individual’s life.

Boltanski’s subject matters are History and life duration. Vulnerability is his strength, and reflecting upon absence is his way to express his passion for what is real. And so Boltanski builds his own archives, moves shadows around the gallery space, or brings forgotten memories back to the surface through the eyes and faces of strangers that emerge from found photographs; he synchronizes the sound of the human heartbeat to the rhythm of history; he creates settings with old clothing so that individual stories may not be dispersed; he investigates fate and challenges, through irony, the transience of things to propose the art of time.

Accompanying the exhibition is a publication featuring images of Christian Boltanski’s works and installations displayed at the Fondazione Merz, the curator’s interview with the artist, and an essay by philosopher Massimo Donà.

  • Christian Boltanksi, Hôtel de Immigrantes, Buenos Aires, 2012Christian Boltanksi, Hôtel de Immigrantes, Buenos Aires, 2012
  • Christian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesChristian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Christian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesChristian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Christian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesChristian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Christian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesChristian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Christian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesChristian Boltanksi: Dopo, exhibition view at Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Christian BoltanskiChance, 2011. French Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011Christian BoltanskiChance, 2011. French Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011

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Destination: Turin
Where: Fondazione Merz
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Opening, part of Artissima week

Destination: Turin
Where: Fondazione Merz
Type: Breakfast
Admission: VIP Card

Breakfast and special private view of the exhibition, part of Artissima VIP Programme

Destination: Turin
Where: Fondazione Merz
Type: Breakfast
Admission: VIP Card

Breakfast and special private view of the exhibition, part of Artissima VIP Programme

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
2005

SPACE:
3,200 mq m2

T: +39 011 19719437 M: info@fondazionemerz.org W: Fondazione Merz
ADDRESS:
Via Limone, 24 Turin, 10141 Italy