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Ori Gersht: History Repeating
Ori Gersht: History Repeating
MFA PUBLICATIONS

Clth, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 130 color. | 9/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780878467792 | $60.00



Ori Gersht: History RepeatingOri Gersht: History Repeating

Published by MFA Publications.
Text by Al Miner, Yoav Rinon. Interview by Ronni Baer.

History Repeating is the first comprehensive survey of the Israeli-born photographer and video artist Ori Gersht (born 1967). This richly illustrated book presents the best of Gersht’s achingly beautiful images, and explores how he intertwines spectacles of painterly and narrative imagery with personal and collective memory, metaphysical journeys, contextualized spaces and the history of art and photography. Be it in the scars left on the sunlit yet war-torn buildings in Sarajevo, the white noise of his train journey to Auschwitz, or the clearing of trees in a forest that once stood witness to mass murder in Ukraine, Gersht’s vision bridges a history that is full of violent horror and a world of emergent, transcendent beauty. From the radiant optical glow of pollution in the atmosphere to his freeze-frame shots of shattering floral arrangements frozen by liquid nitrogen, Gersht’s calm is one that comes after the storm. In his 2010 series of Japanese landscapes, the ghostly visual static of cherry-blossom petals echo the militarism and sacrificed youth of World War II and the more recent nuclear fallout of Fukushima, but in their own extreme transience, they also manage to embody the possibility of spiritual renewal. History Repeating demonstrates the thin line between beauty and brutality and the sublime draftsmanship behind history’s various traumatic scars. History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as unexpected beauty.

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Clth, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 130 color.

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PUB DATE 9/30/2012
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