| ||Christian Boltanski|
Archives of the Carnegie International, 1896-1991 (1991)
In collaboration with The Carnegie International
5632 cardboard boxes, metal shelving, labels
500 Sampsonia Way, lower level
|Boltanski installed the archive of The Carnegie International. The installation records the name of each of the 5632 artists whose work has appeared in the 51 Internationals. Obscure names greatly outnumber those of famous artists.|| |
| ||Built from gray metal industrial shelving, a long corridor stretches from the door to the far exit of the gallery. The shelves extend from floor to ceiling, completely sealing off the rest of the room. The visitor who walks this long and narrow space sees 5632 cardboard boxes, custom made to fit the space, each bearing the name of an artist and the year of the exhibition. Some artists' boxes bear several exhibition dates. A few boxes have blank labels to add future artists. Some boxes contain archival material. |
A book listing all the names, a kind of directory to the installation and to the Internationals, was created as part of the exhibition.
| Christian Boltanski|
Born in Paris, France in 1944.
Lives and works in Paris