Sigalit Landau: Video Screening and Artist Talk

March 21, 2019 / 6:30pm

6:30pm: Video screening in the Cohen Family Gallery
7:30pm: Artist talk

Join us for this special, one-night-only screening and artist talk by Sigalit Landau, the internationally-acclaimed sculptor, video, and installation artist based in Tel Aviv. Landau's work creates meaningful connections between peoples and places across, time, space, culture, and faith. In partnership with the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection of The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, this program will focus on a selection of Landau’s recent video works from the last two decades including: Dead Sea (2005), Hands (2013), Knafeh (2014), and Rite of Passage (2015). These four works explore the many life experiences in contemporary Israel and Palestine. Knafeh, shot from overhead, follows a Palestinian baker as he makes a large round knafeh cake, a widely loved dessert in Israel. Landau’s work also is the subject of a new exhibition organized by moCa Assistant Curator A. Will Brown called Sigalit Landau with Yotam From: Growth and Change, at the Federation's Roe Green Gallery, opening March 19 through October 2019.

Sigalit Landau (1969, Jerusalem, Israel) is a contemporary artist whose elegant and critical artwork across a wide variety of media has gained international attention. Through performance, sculpture, installation, video, film, and photography Landau has earned a reputation as one of Israel’s, and in turn the world’s, leading artists. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at significant venues including the: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Israeli Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale; MACBA, Barcelona; Wiener Festwochen, Vienna; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Documenta X, Kassel, Germany; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.