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Sigalit Landau

Israeli, b. 1969

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Sigalit Landau

Israeli, b. 1969

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Sigalit Landau merges a range of personal and national concerns in her site-specific installations, performances, and videos. Although Landau calls herself a “bridge maker”—connecting East and West, past and present—her complex works tend to focus on circularity and often reference her native Israel. Barbed Hula (2000) is a video of the artist, who is nude on an beach in Israel, performing a dance with a barbed-wire hula hoop, while in DeadSee (2005), she floats amidst an unraveling coil of watermelons, turning over each fruit to reveal its blood-red flesh. Her works often fuse performance and installation, improvisation and explicit reference to the excesses of consumerism. In Thread Waxing Space Installation (2001), for example, she occupied a gallery space for three weeks, filling it with spun sugar that she would wade through, replenish, and unwittingly send home with visitors as it stuck to their clothing

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Biography

Sigalit Landau merges a range of personal and national concerns in her site-specific installations, performances, and videos. Although Landau calls herself a “bridge maker”—connecting East and West, past and present—her complex works tend to focus on circularity and often reference her native Israel. Barbed Hula (2000) is a video of the artist, who is nude on an beach in Israel, performing a dance with a barbed-wire hula hoop, while in DeadSee (2005), she floats amidst an unraveling coil of watermelons, turning over each fruit to reveal its blood-red flesh. Her works often fuse performance and installation, improvisation and explicit reference to the excesses of consumerism. In Thread Waxing Space Installation (2001), for example, she occupied a gallery space for three weeks, filling it with spun sugar that she would wade through, replenish, and unwittingly send home with visitors as it stuck to their clothing

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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