Christian Boltanski, Animitas
Christian Boltanski, Animitas
Christian Boltanski’s Animitas, a sound work consisting of 180 small bronze bells on steel stems, fills the Noguchi Museum’s garden with a “music of lost souls.”
The Noguchi Museum
May 05, 2021 to September 05, 2021
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Exhibition details

Boltanski’s extended video Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures (2016), which documents a permanent version of the work on the island of Teshima in Japan, is also on view.

Artist details

Boltanski’s affiliation with Japanese ways of thinking—and in particular his long embrace of the ways the transience of human existence shapes the human condition—is fundamental to his overall perspective.


The Isamu Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York 11106

Image: Christian Boltanski, Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures, 2016. Video projection, HD color video (12 hours, 52 min. 21 sec., 16/9 format, stereo sound); hay, flowers. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. © Christian Boltanski. Photo: Nicholas Knight. © INFGM / ARS