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YOSSI MATITYAHU CONTEMPORARY JUDAICA DESIGNS 8 KING DAVID STREET JERUSALEM
Through my design, I attempt to create a meeting point between the perception of Judaica as an antiquated field of art and the modern elements of design which include movement and minimalism. My process begins with the study of the original meaning of a particular ritual and the role of the object used. After this examination, I begin the work of designing a utilitarian artifact with my primary source of influence being contemporary day-to-day life. The modern viewer then has a deeper understanding and connection to the artifact which might be lost with a more dated design.
1997 - Romi Shapira Prize for Judaica.
1998 Museum for Israeli Art, ARTIC exhibition, Ramat Gan (Folding Passover Plate).
2000 - Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem (Folding Passover Plate).
2001 - Skirball cultural center, Museum,Los Angeles (Hanukiya).
2004 -Temple Emanuel Museum, Huston (Hanukiya).
2009 - Rothschild Prize chosen to be one of the ten finalists.
2010 - Museum of Beit Hatfusot, JUDAICA TWIST exhibition, Tel - Aviv
2010 Book of the 500 leading Judaica artists, by Larks Books.
2011 ISRAEL MUSEUM, Jerusalem, Mayim Achronim.
2014 YAFFO MUSEUM, Tel Aviv, Hanukia rainbow, Hanukiya ha maalot