- Roaming Docents Jul 25, 2014
Ori Gersht: Still Life
August 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015
In partnership with the Pizzuti Collection, the Columbus Museum of Art presents an installation of work by highly acclaimed artist Ori Gersht. Born in Israel and based in London, Gersht has created a body of photographic and video work that combines exquisite beauty with memories of violence and historical trauma. Recalling romantic landscapes and eighteenth-century still life paintings, the work is rich with art-historical allusions, but also suggests ongoing political conflicts. Gersht heightens our perception of movement and stasis; looking at his work is to feel suspended in time and caught within the layers of history.
Ori Gersht: Still Life is presented in collaboration with the Pizzuti Collection, and draws primarily from its holdings of the artist’s work. Concurrent with this exhibition, the Pizzuti Collection will also be showing a film series, Ori Gersht: Portraits. This exhibition will feature successive presentations of three forceful video portraits, each connecting moments of quiet contemplation with violent histories and anguished realities.
In __ We Trust: Art and Money
October 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015
CMA presents In __ We Trust: Art and Money, a group show of more 20 artists and collectives from diverse international backgrounds whose work addresses the meaning of money and its complex relationship to art. The exhibition presents works that take currency as a material or subject, involve transactions, precious materials, alternative forms of exchange, or explore aspects of the financial economy. Artists include Sarah Cain, Susan Collis, Moyra Davey, e-flux Time/Bank, Claire Fontaine, Tom Friedman, Meshac Gaba, Roger Hiorns, William E. Jones, Komar & Melamid, Gabriel Kuri, Cildo Meireles, Ester Partegas, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Superflex, Mark Wagner, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol and Robert Wechsler. Exploring the close—and often fraught— connections between art and commerce, these artists engage with issues of representation, trust and exchange that impact everyday life and are fundamental to the governing social, political and economic order.