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Venice: French Pavilion, 2010
42. x 30.4cm, 8pp, The artist's book and exhibiition catalogue for the magnificent major installation at the Venice Biennale where Boltanski was the official representative for France. The major installation consisted of a long roll of photographic images of baby faces which moved at speed over long distances on a scaffolding - every now and then the roll would stop and and image based on three section of different faces was projected onto a screen. The genetic lottery in life being paralleled in the work. Other installations displayed the numebr of deaths and births taking place world-wide during the exhibition. There is a text by Jacques Roubaud and an interview with the artist along with David Walsh and Jean-Hubert-Martin.
VG+ although folded for storage. Three versions in French, English and Italian were published - this collection holds an example of each.