Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lipman Lecture: Ori Gersht March 3, 2016

Ori Gersht at Colby College
Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:15 pm at the Colby Museum of Art

Seeing and believing

Through the ages, the invention of new optical devices has shaped human perceptions of reality and redefined the physical as well as metaphysical boundaries of the world in which we live in.  Ori Gersht will contextualize his own practice in relation to technology, history, and art history.  He will locate the medium of photography within the context of art history and will discuss the relationships of photography with subjective memories, which are deeply inspired by his Israeli upbringing and his Jewish heritage. Gersht will discuss these ideas in relation to the notion of truth, and the fundamental human desire to anchor our existence in something that can be defined as objective.
Ori Gersht is an Israeli fine art photographer who works and teaches in London.  His photography has been the subject of dozens of museum exhibitions around the world.  Check out a review of his work in the New York Times.