The Winner of the 2019 Miron Sima Prize for the Visual Arts on the Theme of “Proximity” is Renana Aldor « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים

The Winner of the 2019 Miron Sima Prize for the Visual Arts on the Theme of “Proximity” is Renana Aldor

Jerusalem Artists’ House and the Miron Sima Association

are pleased to announce

the winner of the 2021 Miron Sima Prize for the Visual Arts:

Renana Aldor

The biennial prize, named after painter Miron Sima, is awarded for the sixth time. The theme for this year’s prize was “Proximity.”

The prize, in the amount of NIS 25,000, will be awarded to Renana Eldor at the opening of her exhibition at the Jerusalem Artists’ House on December 18, 2021

Prize committee: Sharon Balaban, Sally Haftel Naveh, Aya Miron

 

The 2021 Miron Sima Prize for the Visual Arts was dedicated to the theme of proximity this year. From among the numerous proposals, the prize committee chose to confer the prize on artist Renana Eldor.

 

Excerpts from the Committee’s Comments:

Renana Eldor is a video, animation, sculpture, and installation artist. In her fascinating works, she orchestrates places, objects, and human actions, both analytical and fantastic, furnishing viewers with an experience of beauty, imagination, and inspiration.

At the heart of the exhibition, proposed by Eldor, is a film showing an unidentified woman performing various actions in the library at the historic building of the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute, which was opened in the 1970s, and whose design has not changed since. In an era of extreme paradigmatic shifts in relation to the physical spaces containing bodies of knowledge and in relation to the human body, Eldor proposes to linger in a place that is a “nature reserve,” rethink it, and feel it as a living entity. The countless bodies of knowledge and fields of research, embedded in the books that stand side by side on the shelves, transform the library, which stars in Eldor’s cinematic choreography, into a pulsating, surprising, and eventful body.

Renana Eldor is a graduate of the Department of Screen-Based Arts and the Master’s Program, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

 

Prize Committee:

Sharon Balaban, video artist, Head of the Video Unit at the Department of Screen-Based Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Sally Haftel Naveh, independent curator

Aya Miron, art curator