Esther Shalev-Gerz

Esther Shalev-Gerz

Work from her oeuvre.

“Esther Shalev-Gerz takes an intuitive approach to the portrait, which she apprehends as a possible reflection of a person, place or event that in itself is never stable or definitive. She is interested in people and in what they say or do not say (their silence) – in their experience, their way of resisting and surpassing their own limits, their way of telling their story, etc.

Her installations, photographs, videos and sculptures are often conceived in response to commissions for public space or invitations to work in a specific context or with a defined community. Consequently, her works are intimately bound up with an active dialogue between institutions, participants and the public.” – text by Marta Gili for Shalev-Gerz’s exhibition at the Jeu De Paume

thanks to Ryan for the link.

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