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Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Exhibition Detail
History Repeating
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


August 28th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Opening: 
August 28th, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
 
Far Off Mountains and Rivers, Ori GershtOri Gersht, Far Off Mountains and Rivers,
2009, Lightjet print
© Courtesy of the artist & Angles Gallery, CRG Gallery, Mummery + Schell, and Noga Gallery
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Ori Gersht is a conduit between the past and the present. With the latest digital technology, Gersht’s work poetically revisits sources ranging from 19th-century romantic landscape painting to the Holocaust, which imbue his work with a compelling tension between beauty and violence, memory and history. In twenty-five works, including large-scale photographs and films dating from the late 1990s to today, Gersht examines the evolving relationship between cultural, political, and art histories. 

As an extension of Gersht’s engagement with art history, he has been given full access to the MFA’s encyclopedic holdings. An integral component of the exhibition, Gersht selected works from the collection in close collaboration with curators across the Museum. The Foster Gallery will be punctuated by these works, including American paintings, Japanese prints, and vintage photography. The exhibition also features a film, Liquid Assets, that Gersht created especially for this MFA exhibition, taking as his starting point an ancient Greek coin from the collection.

“Ori Gersht: History Repeating” is the first full survey of Gersht’s work, including several photographs never before exhibited, and is accompanied by a major monograph published by the MFA.


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