Landau, Sigalit b.1969 / Azkelon
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about this work
"I filmed people playing the "knife" game – it is also called "countries" – and I have titled this video Azkelon, a hybrid of two names" "Gaza" (Aza in Hebrew) and "Ashkelon". The two towns almost share a beach but are separated by a border. The Gaza strip is one of the most overcrowded districts of refugee camps in the world. In the 1950's, Ashkelon was populated by many Jews from Arab countries who were housed in temporary immigrant camps, and it is still a marginalized part of Israel. From my point of view, youth on the two sides play this "game", and where there is play, it means there is still a lot of life. It is an agreement to certain simple rules. They may win, they may lose. It is not an impossible interaction."
(Sigalit Landau - "One man's floor is another man's feelings", 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia - Israeli Pavilion 2011 (p. 36-42))

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Sigalit Landau (b.1969, Israel)

Azkelon, 2011

HD-video
Edition: 3/9 + 2AP
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Provenance:
Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S VideoMiddle East

exhibitions

Israeli Contemporary Art from the Tiroche DeLeon and ST-ART Collections
Modern Art Research Institute, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
03/14/2017 - 03/26/2017

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

publications

A Panorama Of Contemporary Israeli Art
Edition Art Absolument (Catalogue), 2012
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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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