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Updated: May 31, 2019

Christian Boltanski — Lifetime クリスチャン・ボルタンスキー ―Lifetime

The National Art Center, Tokyo, 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo
2019-6-12 - 2019-9-2

Japan’s largest ever retrospective for “a spatial artist”

This event is Japan’s largest ever exhibition of the work by modern French artist, Christian Boltanski (1944-), looking at his whole career. Boltanski garnered attention in the 1970s for his dynamic photographic works based around his own and others’ recollections. His installation pieces in the 1980s, which made use of light and incorporated religious themes, won him international praise. To this day, he continues to present his works around the world based on themes including memory and history. This exhibition looks back at Boltanski’s various artistic experiments from the past 50 years through installations adapted to the venue space.

How to Get There

  • Nogizaka Station | Exit 6 | Direct Access
    Chiyoda Line
  • Roppongi Station | Exit 4A | 5 min on foot
    Hibiya Line
  • Roppongi Station | Exit 7 | 4 min on foot
    Oedo Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00
    *Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, June
    *Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, July through August
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Tuesdays




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | WiFi |
  • English |
  • English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | German |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Medical services/first-aid | braille signage | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Escalator | Wheelchair accessible escalator | Urinal with handrail | Moveable handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Baby chair/high chair | Ostomate facilities (with dedicated sink) | Ostomate facilities (with dedicated warm water sink) | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan |

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