Kaddish is best described as the high point in a long series of art books which are of outstanding importance to Boltanski's oeuvre. In contrast to the ephemeral presence of exhibitions, the book form offers a unique opportunity to bring images together in a lasting collection. Availability created in this way sets the stage for individual analysis. Interpretation occurs solely within the spectator, even when the content is inherent. "Each object conceals a story", according to the artist, "and each object has its own face".

Kaddish 1998, Gina Kehayoff Verlag, Munich, Germany

ISBN-13: 9783929078831