1. Kabbalah and Contemporary Art
Item: Woman with Copper Snakes
|Title: ||Woman with Copper Snakes|
|Authors: ||Cohen, Mirit|
|Issue Date: ||1982 |
|Abstract: ||Photograph of Mirit Cohen's Performance "Woman with Copper Snakes". Born 1945, Russia. Immigrated 1948. Studies: 1964-67 High School for Art, Tel Aviv; 1968 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv; 1973-77 School of Visual Arts, New York. Prize: 1994 Prize for Completion of Work. Committed suicide 1990.|
|Description: ||In a performance entitled Woman with Copper Snakes (1982), Cohen carried electrical cable twisted into a large ball through the gallery districts of Soho and 57th Street. Both copper and snakes are symbolic of healing and miracles. Indeed, the Hebrew words for copper/nechoshet) and snake/nachash share the same root. In a letter to The Jewish Museum dated November 22, 1988, Cohen explains that her performance was intended “to enhance strength in a woman’s vulnerability.”|
|Appears in Collections:|| 1. Kabbalah and Contemporary Art|
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