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The Christian Boltanski 'Personnes' Installation

By: Robyn Currie - Published: Jun 29, 2010   Updated: Jul 11 2011 • References: psfk
The Christian Boltanski 'Personnes' exhibit puts into perspective both the fragility and temporariness of human life.

A mound of clothes sits inside the Hangar Bicocca in Milan, with a crane that will (at regularly scheduled intervals) pick up individual pieces of clothing, highlighting the object. The Christian Boltanski 'Personnes' exhibit illustrates that at the end of the day, all we leave behind are the objects we once owned.

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