Nicole's Bag

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Vered Nissim
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In Israeli society, motherhood is championed as a key constituent of feminine identity, essentially defining women’s place in society. “Nicole’s Bag,” a sculptural piece by Vered Nissim, offers an ironic take on the local obsession with procreation. The piece features a plastic bag containing a bulk of mass-produced, cheaply made plastic dolls of babies, the kind found in dime stores – side by side with ‘Hamsa’ stickers, items that, as mere sticker, are likewise the reincarnation of a rarified object invested with mythical value. In a move typical of Nissim’s work, the inexpensive constituents are elevated to the status of a seductive, if elusive, work of art.

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