Christian Boltanski — Lifetime (in Tokyo)

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.


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  • Venue

    7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Admission

    Adults 1,600yen
    College students 1,200yen
    High school students 800yen

    【Advance / Group】
    Adults 1,400yen
    College students 1,000yen
    High school students 600yen

    *Free for junior high school students and under
    *Visitors with physical disabilities admitted free with one accompanying adult (ID required)
    *Reduction (100 yen off) applies to visitors who present the ticket stub of a concurrent exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo; Suntory Museum of Art; or Mori Art Museum (Art Triangle Roppongi)
    *Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, can apply for group discounts

    For more details, visit the official site.

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  • Opening hours

    10:00〜18:00 *Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, between 7/1 - 8/31 *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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