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Merav Svirsky

Merav Svirsky

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Artist biography

Merav Svirsky was born in Israel in 1981 and now lives and works in Tel-Aviv as a multidisciplinary artist after graduating from the School of Visual Theater and the MFA program of Bezalel. Her works relate to a wide range of media, including performance, dance, sculpture, installation, drawing, and video, and has been displayed in the Haifa Museum of Art, "Kav 16" Gallery, the 5' Biennale for Drawing in Jerusalem among others. She is the winner of the 2013 Young Artist Award, the 2010 Bezalel Artistic Achievement Award, the 2007 America-Israel Foundation Award and the 2006 Mayor of Jerusalem Award.

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 Bubble wrap’s purpose is to protect fragile objects. The act of bubble wrapping a whole public space, including every object and detail in it, speaks to the absurdity of the impossible level of protection we ask for ourselves. While wrapping, natural impulse is to press the little bubble to experience the sound of it bursting. This sound represents the object of our fears (bombs) and what we want to find protection from. As bubble wrap purports to provide protection, the absurd contrast in the material is evident in the actions we take when presented with it.

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