Sigalit Landau, lecturing at SCAD Museum of Art for SCAD deFINE ART 2012. Photo by John McKinnon. Courtesy of SCAD
Israeli art star Sigalit Landau has been making groundbreaking work since graduating from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1994. A year later she was showing solo at the Israel Museum, which was quickly followed by inclusions in the 1997 Venice Biennale and Documenta X, in the same year. In 2001, Landau wowed New Yorkers with a giant cotton candy machine that engulfed nude models in gobs of whipped pink sugar at the experimental Thread Waxing Space and she returned in 2008 for a Museum of Modern Art show of videos and sculptures that warmly embraced the Dead Sea.
Triumphantly representing Israel at the 2012 Venice Biennale, the artist now offers a selection of works from her Israel Pavilion in Venice at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia.. Artspace blog editor Paul Laster recently sat down with Landau at the museum to discuss her life and times in art.