Landau, Sigalit b.1969 / Salt Crystal Fishing Net
about this work
"The fishing net evokes the native jaffa fishermen, who sold me their fishing nets. They are people of peace who all share the same sea, that is sometimes sweet and kind and sometimes demanding, but they live of what grows under its blue waves. Not in the Dead Sea's bitter and heavy solution, like me. My (their) fishing nets catch magnificent crystals. It is beautiful but sterile. These objects confront the fishing net that re-invokes fertility and life, with the deadly grasp of the salt."
(Sigalit Landau)

Sigalit Landau (b.1969, Israel)

Salt Crystal Fishing Net, 2011

Fishing net suspended in the Dead Sea waters
105 x 166 x 45 cm.
41 5/16 x 65 3/8 x 17 11/16 in.
Provenance:
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S SculptureMiddle East

exhibitions

The Israeli Booth, 54th International Art Exhibition
The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
June 2011 - November 2011

publications

Issue #19
Kan Magazine (Magazine), May 2011

Sigalit Landau - One man's floor is another man's feelings
54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia - Israeli Pavilion (Catalogue), 2011

Artwork History
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