Live

Christian Boltanski

Marian Goodman Gallery, London

Christian Boltanski, Dernière seconde (Last Second), 2014, LED counter, electric wire 10.5 x 50.3 x 4 cm. Courtesy: Christian Boltanski and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris, London; photo credit: Rebecca Fanuele

Christian Boltanski, Dernière seconde (Last Second), 2014, LED counter, electric wire 10.5 x 50.3 x 4 cm. Courtesy: Christian Boltanski and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris, London; photo credit: Rebecca Fanuele

Since the 1960s, Christian Boltanski has worked with the ephemera of daily life to explore time, memory and loss.

Boltanski’s new installation, is composed of 11 small counters, each set up according to the precise date and time of birth of an individual artist.  Counting up quickly, each functions as a real-time portrait, allowing us to consider the living entities behind works sold by galleries.

Christian Boltanski was born in Paris in 1944. Since his first exhibition in 1968, he has been extensively exhibiting his work. His first major retrospective took place in Paris in 1984 and in 2011, Boltanski represented France at the 54th Biennale in Venice. He recently completed monumental projects in South America, including Chili and Argentina, and has had multiple solo exhibitions in Asia. Boltanski received the Praemium Imperiale Award (2007). He lives and works in Malakoff (Paris), France.

About Live at Frieze London 2018
Live is a platform for interactive installations and performances, presented by galleries.

Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt (Samdani Art Foundation/Dhaka Art Summit), this year’s programme is entitled “Control ~” (“Control Tilde”) – a command on a computer keyboard that unlocks all formulas in a spreadsheet and thus makes them visible. Visitors will encounter works by international artists, drawing attention to unexpected connections and hidden formulas which impact wider social, political and economic realities.