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2007  Gal On Gallery,Tel Aviv
Works 2002-2006
Curator: Varda Genossar

2009  Goren Gallery,Emek Izrael,Israel.

2010  Givat Haim Gallery, Kibbutz Givat Haim, Israel.
1999-2000, leather coat, silicone, and computer print resembling leather, 100x60 cm
hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints220x40x40
 hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints70x80x30
hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints 175x66x28
1999-2000   Perforated synthetic gauzes silicone and computer print170cm x 32cm
hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints 130x70x14
hair  silicone  threads silicone and computer print cm. 70x70x70
hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints
hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints160x9
Perforated synthetic gauzes and silicone 20 x 20x200cm
Perforated synthetic gauzes and silicone 20 x20cm x 200cm
rop hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer print145x25x25
hair synthetic gauzes silicone and computer prints75x23x23




Mirit Cohen Caspi
Works 2002-2006

By:Varda Genossar
Mirit Cohen Caspi creates hybrid representations of the human image – a photograph of parted hair on the top of a human head is embedded in the sculptural element that metamorphoses into a kind of Gorgon-head with multiple arms. Wide cloth trousers with (pubic) hair sprouting from the cloth, a dress with nipples, all of which illustrate the desire to combine and unite the garment with the body itself.

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 2007 The Israeli Television,channel 1, English TV News.



Haunted art
By; Ella Lewitt

An unusual Tel Aviv gallery exhibition demonstrates artist Mirit Caspi Cohen's preoccupation with materials and the human body.
Sometimes it seems Cohen creates garments - dresses, jackets, a pair of ruffley pants - that are only partially vacated of their human wearer. While these are tangible, three-dimensional objects crafted out of organic and synthetic matter, there's a bizarre sense of weightlessness and ambiguity at work here. The sculptures don't seem alive, but they're not really dead either, and so the gallery space feels haunted. Cohen also has a unique ability to make her work seem in motion, like a veil blowing in the wind, even though the works here are inanimate, usually static pieces. She makes the viewer want to know how she gets materials like cheesecloth, hair and latex to behave like this.
Perhaps the best word for these sculptures is simply "weird," but in a way that makes the eyes linger on the forms and the brain start to churn. For example, one sculpture appears to be a deflated woman dressed in layers of gauzy, lace-like fabric, like some kind of used-to-be elegant Cinderella after the ball. The figure is suspended from the ceiling by a coarse braid, and while her body seems to have already disintegrated, ten red-painted toes peek out from under her skirt like an enigmatic tease. Many of the sculptures seem like aliens, but with an eerily human character.
Cohen's work is simultaneously graceful and creepy, two words that don't normally go together. The show is provocative, not in political or sociological terms, but in the way the artist makes the viewer aware of the thin line between beauty and repulsion, femininity and decay. Some of the pieces even appear to be traces of a violent act, yet they evoke an oddly serene mystique, through Cohen's quiet color palette and the delicacy of the materials she uses.
Viewers yearning for something you don't see everyday should make an effort to see this show before it closes on April 30.
THE JERUSALEM POST, Apr. 19, 2007 17:27 | Updated Apr. 19, 2007 18:46 



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