Christian Boltanski “Lifetime”

The National Art Center, Tokyo

poster for Christian Boltanski “Lifetime”
[Image: Animitas blanc 2017 / Video projection (HD, 10h. 36sec.) and silk paper balls / Collection of the artist © Christian Boltanski / ADAGP, Paris, 2019, Courtesy Power Station of Art, Shanghai, Photo by Jiang Wenyi]

Ends in 14 days

This exhibition is among the largest retrospectives ever held in Japan of the work of Christian Boltanski, one of the most prominent contemporary artists, and encompasses work from throughout his career. After making short films in the late 1960s, Boltanski worked extensively with photography in the 1970s, gaining attention for works dealing with his own memories and those of others. In the 1980s, Boltanski began producing installations utilizing light and exploring religious themes, for which he earned international acclaim. Since then, he has continued producing and exhibiting works worldwide with the themes of history, memory, and the vestiges of human existence. While looking back at a variety of his efforts over the past 50 years, this retrospective was designed by Boltanski, who has described himself as “a spatial artist,” as an installation for this specific venue.



from June 12, 2019 to September 02, 2019


Adults ¥1600, University Students ¥1200, High School Students ¥800

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 21:00, saturdays closing at 21:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:On a Public Holiday Tuesday, the museum is open, but closed on the following Wednesday.


Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Phone: 03-5777-8600

Direct access from exit 6 at Nogizaka station on the Chiyoda line, 4 minute walk from exit 4a at Roppongi station on the Hibiya line. 4 minute walk from exit 7 at Roppongi station on the Toei Oedo line.

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