Christian Boltanski: Erinnerungen / Souvenirs / Memories

01-11-2018 - 31-08-2019


Christian Boltanski exhibited at documenta 5, 6 and 8 in 1972, 1977 and 1987 respectively. In 2011, he designed the entire French pavilion for the fifty-fourth Venice Art Biennale.

In addition to the forced labour memorial site, Boltanski has created a major installation in memory of the workers at Völklinger Hütte. Located in the 800-square-metre ore shed, this installation comprises ninety-one atmospherically illuminated lockers from all parts of the ironworks.  

he voices of former ironworkers recalling their work at Völklinger Hütte resonate from the lockers. These lockers – the interior of which is private, the exterior the property of Völklinger Hütte – form the focal point of the installation, which remembers and pays tribute to the work of these former employees in an unusual and arresting manner.



Contact information for this event
Phone: 0049(0)68989100100
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur
66333 Völklingen

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