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Seder Plate

Seder Plate

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Neil Goldberg (American, b. 1963)
New York, United States, 1996
  • Matzah and paper in epoxy resin and wheels
  • Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm) Diameter: 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 1998-44
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Neil Goldberg was born in Queens, New York, in 1963. Primarily a video and installation artist, Goldberg has created numerous short video works that capture the mundane moments of everyday life and reflect the power, emotion, and poetry often hidden within them. He has focused his camera, for example, on the disappointed faces of New Yorkers missing a train, the rhythmic action of shop-owners rolling up their security gates, and the expressions of diners making their choices at a salad bar. Goldberg's work is not merely voyeuristic; he tries to get at the core of human emotion through his pieces. In some of his recent works, he has turned the camera on himself and his parents in order to explore his own family relationships.