This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Ori Gersht, an Israeli-born artist who has spent the last fifteen years exploring the territory in which violence and beauty overlap, often with a special focus on how a landscape can bear witness. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has just opened a mid-career survey of his work titled, “Ori Gersht: History Repeating.” On view through Jan. 6, the show was curated by Al Miner.
Among the work Gersht and I discuss is Pomegranate (2006), an HD video based on this extraordinary still-life by Spaniard Juan Sanchez Cotan. The piece is a great example of how Gersht finds and examines beauty and violence.
Image: Ori Gersht, Pomegranate(video still detail), 2006. Collection of The Jewish Museum, New York.