Thursday , January 21 2021

Statue of Minister Regev, placed on Habim Square in Tel Aviv



The statue of the Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev, which was similar to Snow White, was on Thursday at Habim Square in Tel Aviv.

The statue shows Regev, dressed in a white dress, standing in front of a large mirror next to the sign, which reads "In the heart of the nation".

Statue of Cultural and Sports Minister Miri Regev in Habima Square (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Statue of Cultural and Sports Minister Miri Regev on the Habim Square (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

The man of creation, artist Itay Zelit, was also responsible for the golden statue
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was on the Rabin market in Tel Aviv in 2016 and withdrawn a few hours later.

After Netanyahu's statue was buried, Zelit said: "Not everyone understood the message I was trying to communicate in my creation. I do not know who crashed it, but I worked in the name of art and I did not plan to finish it like this."

In relation to the statue Regev, the artist explained that "if I can do this, I will allow people to think about the meaning of my work. Some are angry, some identify with them. he has the right to an opinion. "

Asked whether Regev's sculpture is a protest against fidelity in culture
minister promotes in Knesset, Zelit replied: "The image looks like Miri Regev, and it is similar to Snow White. The mirror in front of him reflects reality and does not lie."

"Everyone sees it as it wants, public space is our place to create," he added.

A statue of cultural and sports minister Miri Regev put in front of a mirror in Tel Aviv (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Statue Culture and Sports Miri Regev placed in front of a mirror in Tel Aviv (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

The fidelity to the Law on Culture tries to change the way the Ministry of Culture and Sport supports cultural institutions and denies state funding to those who attack or embarrass the national flag or state symbols; promotion of racism, violence or terrorism; Mark Independence Day as the day of mourning; or to deny the existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.

Regev has tweeted in response: "Thanks Itay Zelit because he placed a mirror in the center of the nation on the Habim market. In the past three years, I tried to look at Israeli culture, a mirror that expresses the exclusion of the whole sector and" patronage "of those who consider themselves "in the heart of the people".

"The people are my mirror. The principles of cultural justice are what I see before me, and as the old saying says:" A mirror, a mirror on the wall, which are the worst of all of them? "

Statue of Cultural and Sports Minister Miri Regev in Habima Square (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Statue of Cultural and Sports Minister Miri Regev on the Habim Square (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

The municipality of Tel Aviv said that "it supports the freedom of speech and art. However, the municipality adheres to the law and because the sculpture was set up without a license, a notice was issued of its immediate removal, as done with any object placed in public spaces without permission and in accordance with the law. "


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