It’s the first time we’ve had proper snow in London since I got here, and so today I am observing the ancient Jerusalem tradition of Snow Holiday. Luckily, yesterday I was able to finish the lately tapestry I have been working on, which is what I wanted to share today:
However, I am a great believer in the tradition of a happy epilogue, so today I offer musically a very sweet comedy by Pergolesi. La Serva Padrona is considered one of the first classical comedies in opera, and a hotly debate work at its time. I like it because I think it’s a good love story, and probably one of the funnier pieces of music I know.
Shir Cohen is a graduate of the BFA Fine Arts Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. She has participated in the Aesthetics and Bias Project in collaboration with the Jan Matejko Academy in Krakow, and received a long-term studio residency with the Jerusalem Art Cube Artist Studios. Under the Clore-Bezalel Scholarship, she has graduated the MA Painting course at the Royal College of Art in London (2020). Recent shows include Final Not Over: Open Fields at Unit 1 Gallery (2020), Lion Hunt at Bezalel Fine Arts Department Gallery (2019), and 50/50 at FOLD Gallery (2020). Her work explores contemporary political anxieties through humor and theatricality, using tropes from mythology and ancient history. View all posts by Shir Cohen