The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

Christian Boltanski (Paris, France, 1944)

On Holiday / En Vacance, 1972

photographs, 12 x (10.2 x 15.7)

Christian Boltanski, who attained international fame through his pedantic archiving of his own and other people’s memories in a series of twelve photographs, titled simply On Holiday / En Vacance, shows episodes from a family vacation on the seaside. After display in the gallery, the boy we see on a beach in Normandy, playing with his brother or building sand castles, does not represent just a childhood memory. He recalls the boy that made room for the artist.  

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