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Warsaw: Centre for Contemporary Art, 2001
27 x 14.5 x 4.8cm, two part rubber stamped thick cardboard box content of:
WITNESS. 10.5 x 14.5cm, 32 2pp postcards bound as a book with wrap around cover. Each card in b/w displaying shots of the public installations "Witness" - enlarged eyes on posters around the city.
REVENIR. 42 x 29.8cm, 4pp artist's book (magazine) consisting of a group photograph of young men (possibly a sport club) and three enlarged faces from the photograph. Folded to fit the box.
UNTITLED (CHINESE PORTRAIT). 42 x 29.8cm, 4pp artist's book (magazine) consisting of a double sheet image of the enlarged eyes and two enlarged faces which appear to be Chinese faces. Folded to fit the box.
Two booklets - CHINESE PORTRAIT/ PORTRAIT CHINOIS- each 18 x 12.5c, 32pp. Text only in English and French with a short text by curator Magdalena Abakanowicz. The work WITNESS is briefly discussed with Boltanski placing the works around the city when he realised there was very little in the way of record of the Warsaw Ghetto.
UNTITLED - eight sheets - each 30 x 21cm, folded and bound together by a paper band - text in Polish. One sheet has some recent b/w portraits of the artists.
BOLTANSKI. 20 x 14.5cm, unpaginated (c. 48pp) printed on semi-opaque and opaque papers with some of the sheets fold outs. Minimal text with full colour images of the various works exhibited in the show. Hard printed boards.
An extensive exhibition catalogue with artist's booiks/publications included. VG++ condition and somewhat hard to find.