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The winner of the 2022 Osnat Mozes Painting Prize for a Young Artist is Rachel Rabinovitch

Rachel Rabinovitch

winner of the 2022 Osnat Mozes Painting Prize for a Young Artist, awarded in collaboration with the Jerusalem Artists’ House

Rachel Rabinovitch is the winner of the 2022 Osnat Mozes Painting Prize for a Young Artist, awarded in collaboration with the Jerusalem Artists’ House. The Prize was introduced in 2007. It includes a 10,000 NIS award and a solo exhibition at the Jerusalem Artists’ House. Rabinovitch’s exhibition will open at the Jerusalem Artists’ House on September 10, 2022.

In their statement, the prize committee members—Eti Jacobi, Eliyahu Fatal, and Eyal Sasson—noted:

Rachel Rabinovitch’s paintings affect the viewer in a wide range of aspects: physical, emotional, and intellectual. Prima facie, it looks like current painting, which draws a line between Symbolism and Surrealism, thereby introducing themes pertaining to Jewish tradition and the external “natural world” that is being studied. But the main feeling arising from her paintings is one of a private, fantastic, at times morbid world, which strives to explore the duration of observation and the dynamic nature of the eye in its transition from the general to the specific and from one detail to another as an eventful journey. This experience generates an intimacy teeming with revelations between the viewer and the work. Oscillating between matter and darkness, between presence and absence, the eye is lured into a fresh and confident painting, embarking on a quest between the general and the individual, the cultural and the natural.

For all these qualities we have decided to confer the 2022 Osnat Mozes Painting Prize for a Young Artist on Rachel Rabinovitch.

Jury: Eti Jacobi, Eliyahu Fatal, Eyal Sasson

*The award ceremony will be held on October 24, 2021*

 

Rachel Rabinovitch – Biographical Notes

b. 1999, Tel-Aviv; Lives in Tel-Aviv and works in Jerusalem

Education

2017-2021       B.F.A (graduated with honors), Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, The Haredi Branch

Solo Exhibitions

2021                ‘Thickest Dawn’, Bezalel Fine Art Gallery, Jerusalem

‘Lizard’s Tail’, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Awards and Grants

2021                Scholarship for excellence in studies, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

2020                Certificate of Excellence Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

2019                Certificate of Excellence Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Ish-Shalom 2022

Winners of the Mordechai and Shoshana Ish-Shalom Prize are Gabriel Klazmer and Yonatan Ron

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

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