Curator's Choice Award
Curator's Choice Award will be awarded by the curatorial team of the fair to a choice artwork, selected from among the works displayed in the Independent Artists’ Greenhouse and Video Greenhouse of Fresh Paint 9. The selected artwork will be acquired for the Fresh Paint collection and exhibited at the next fair. The winning artist will receive a prize of NIS 5,000 in addition to the amount paid for purchasing the piece.
The artwork Fine 1 by artist Tal Nisim is the winner of Fresh Paint 9’s Curator’s Choice Prize.
The prize was awarded Nisim for the following (among others) reasons: In his works, Nisim creates delicate poetic illusions. His work Fine 1 is alluring and bewildering to viewers with its charming and pleasant colors. The derelict ruins of the building can be perceived as a Doll House or as fantastic ruins, isolated and monumental that glow against the background of romantic skies. A second look, with the work’s name resonating and the realization that it refers to the physical address of the building, uncovers the deception. The work is loaded with a powerful message, confronting the viewers with relevant issues such as gender, class, exploitation, violence and the sex industry.