On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, we inaugurate what will be become a regular feature on the program over the next year or so: Updates on the conservation of Jackson Pollock’s landmark Mural at the Getty.
Mural (1943), one of the most important paintings of the 20th century, is in the collection of the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Conservation of the painting at the Getty will continue roughly through the end of 2013. As long as Mural is there, from time to time I’ll be checking in with the conservators working on it to hear about what they’re doing with it and what they’re learning about it. My first guest in that series will be Yvonne Szafran, the conservator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
The lead segment 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.
Image: Jackson Pollock’s Mural at the Getty’s lab.