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


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.”



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.–