Photography: Artist Book, By Ori Gersht


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Artist Book is a actually a limited-edition collection of three small volumes, which are part sketch book, part storyboard and part souvenir of the films now showing in the Israeli artist Ori Gersht's first major UK show (at the Imperial War Museum until 29 April).

Evaders retraces the path through the Pyrannees on which Walter Benjamin attempted to flee the Nazis. Will You Dance For Me records a dancer's memories of Auschwitz. Offering is about a bullfighter preparing for a fight. As Robert Rowland Smith says, Gersht "presents us with self-consciously sublime imagery, while reminding us that the sublimity has come at a cost".