2013 – <em>A Delicate Balance</em>, Andi Arnovitz

American-born multimedia artist Andi Arnowitz (b.1960) designed this installation to force the viewer to walk through more than 1,000 ceramic scrolls suspended in pairs from metal rods. One ceramic scroll in each pair is embossed with a statement of Jewish law, while its sister scroll’s text makes reference to situations in which the law is flagrantly violated or causes conflict. The scrolls are delicate and fragile. Can one walk through the world of Jewish law without breaking something? Can one establish a Jewish state and maintain a balance between religious and civil law? (Image courtesy of the artist)