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Christian Boltanski at Columbia University

Christian Boltanski, "Tot", 2001, light installation of 24 bulbs. Via designboom.com.
Christian Boltanski, Tot, 2001, light installation of 24 bulbs. Via designboom.com.

The Impossible Life of Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski
6-8pm Tuesday 18 November 2008
Columbia University, Maison Fra├žaise - 515 West 116th St, New York NY


Tomorrow evening at Columbia University's Maison Francais, artist Christian Boltanski will deliver the Eugene J. Sheffer Distinguished Lecture entitled The Impossible Life of Christian Boltanski. The lecture's title is a reference to an early word by the artist by the same title and dated from 1968, in which Boltanski presented a twelve minute film of the same title, in which "actors and crude dolls [interact] within a surreal setting. The film was originally shown in a small "room-like that could seat six or seven people amongst some of the dolls.