The topic of the third competition was “The I and the We”.
An international and independent panel of judges reviewed the artworks presented in the competition:
Ms. Susan Goodman, Chief Curator of The Jewish Museum, New York
Ms. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Chief Curator of The Jewish Museum, Vienna
Dr. Andrew Renton, Independent Curator, London
Mr. Yigal Zalmona, Chief Curator-at-Large at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Professor Daniel Sperber, The Talmudic Department, Bar-Ilan University
Thirteen artworks were chosen as finalists.
The award ceremony of The Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art and Design, attended by the Minister of Education, Professor Yuli Tamir, was held in December 2006, and the prize was awarded to Mor Arkadir for her creation, “Oil, Water”.
Mor’s work is an artistic installation of a still photograph and a short video. The video tells the story of a car traveling along Israel’s roads. The driver is a religiously observant woman traveling with her secular daughter. Throughout their twenty-four hour journey they occasionally stop on the side of the road to deal with engine problems. Concurrent with the driving journey is an ongoing meeting between the mother and her daughter, between the two spiritual worlds – seemingly foreign, between the distant generations and different temperaments.