Ben Uri collection


Artist information

Name Meital Covo (1976-)

Born Herzliya, Israel

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Meital Covo was born in 1976 in Herzliya, Israel, and later moved to London to study for an MA at the Royal College of Art. She previously studied for her BA at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and in 2003 The America Israel/Cultural Foundation awarded her a scholarship for her graduation project. Meital has been in a number of group exhibitions including: Acoustic Images 2008 (London) and the international group exhibition MMAC 2007 (Mollerusa, Spain). In 2007 she was awarded an America/Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (awarded to young Israeli artists studying abroad).

Object Details

Date 2003

Object type photograph

Medium digital print on synthetic fabric

Unframed 66 x 57 cm

Acquisition presented by the artist 2009

Accession number 2009-9

Display status not on display

The artist has commented of this work: ''Hers' is a conceptual art clothes line. It consists of skirts, vests, bags and bracelets, onto which a realistic image of women's hair is printed. The objects evoke a dual physical sensation, of both repulsion and attraction. They might look beautiful, but also might not be acceptable to look at. The work questions conventions in relation to consumerism and the female body.' This work was included in the exhibition 'Schmatte Couture' curated for Ben Uri by artist Sarah Lightman at the Rivington Gallery in London's East End in 2008.

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