In July, Christian Boltanski suddenly disappeared at the age of 76, leaving the art world forbidden in the face of the sudden absence of one of the tenors of the French scene. Christian Boltanski, it was a work full of shadows and an artist full of life, a figure of all the events of art where his humor and his cheerfulness were joyful signals. No official ceremony or public effusions for this great modesty who hated death. After a private funeral, his ashes are to be, according to his wishes, scattered on Teshima, the island next to Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. There, where, since 2008, a humble little wooden house tarred with black has housed its
Archives of the Heart
. The Covid has not yet allowed this farewell gesture.
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Museums repair this lack in their own way, by uniting to pay homage to the artist through his works, twilight, intimate, universal and heartbreaking, even in places where they were very foreign to them.
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