Showing four pieces from the Collection, this exhibition is centered on two video installations: Animitas (2014) and Animitas (Blanc) (2017).
Animitas is one of Boltanski’s most ambitious recent projects: creating outdoor installations within expanses of desert, using bells to echo the configuration of stars on the night of his birth: September 6, 1944. Animitas (2014) was shot in the desert of Atacama (Chile) and Animitas (Blanc) (2017) on Quebec’s Île d’Orléans (Canada). In Munich, Boltanski presents his films in conjunction with a flower bed and grey, crumpled papers, which evolve with time and people over the course of the exhibition.
Between the two Animitas installations, the words Départ and Arrivée glow along the visitor's path, summarizing what life is according to the artist: a departure, an arrival, separated by the passing time.
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery and Fondation Louis Vuitton, and photo credits: Louis Vuitton/Christian Kain, © Adagp, Paris 2017.
Espace Louis Vuitton München
Maximilianstrasse 2a, 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0)89 558938100
Monday - Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Introduction for the documentary 'Die möglichen Leben des Christian Boltanski' (2010, 62') and Screening on Thursday, March 15th, 9pm. The documentary is being screened in cinema 2 of the University of Television and Film Munich, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 Munich.
Registration is appreciated by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Event on Thursday, March 29th, from 7pm to 9pm.