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 his “Ghost” series, which shows olive trees in Palestinian villages in Israel. On the program, Gersht told me how the trees stand for beauty and perseverance amidst war and violence.
Image: Ori Gersht, Olive 11 (detail), 2004.