The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
October 6 2022 – June 17 2023
Curator: Amitai Mendelsohn
Assistant Curator: Rotem Zuta
Designer: Eyal Rozen
Nathan Cummings Building for Modern and Contemporary Art
For twenty years, Sigalit Landau has made art – both monumental and profoundly intimate – at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
Inspired by this primal place, Landau creates works of great beauty that address fragile dualities: life and death, injury and healing, destruction and hope.
The Burning Sea presents a selection of Landau’s Dead Sea artworks of the last two decades, from glittering salt-encrusted sculptures through video works and photographs.
The exhibition also premieres a new video trilogy that relates to her idea of building a bridge over the lake, a project that has engaged Landau for many years,
first emerging in her memorable installation at the 2011 Venice Biennale, which is represented here for the first time in Israel.