Reliques et monuments. Œuvres de Christian Boltanski


Following Les Suisses morts, the show Christian Boltanski (1944-2021) mounted at the museum in 1993, MCBA acquired several pieces by the French artist as well as a number of artist’s books, which make up a significant part of his body of work. Donations and long-term loans have since expanded that initial collection; the result is a fine selection of works from the years 1985-1996 whose central theme is “the cult of the dead, the living and the dead to come.”


Credits and image caption:
Christian Boltanski, "Reliquaire des linges", 1996. Installation 91x101x36 cm. Collection of Alain and Suzanne Dubois. © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich. Photo: MCBA, Nora Rupp


Reliques et monuments. Œuvres de Christian Boltanski

With essays by Bernard Fibicher

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 2021. Coll. Espace Focus, no 3

FR, 48 pages, 30 ill.

CHF 8.–