When Sigalit Landau retrieved a dress from the Dead Sea, she had no intention of ever wearing it. No, this garment had been immersed in the hypersaline water here for months, and what had happened to it had made it special – too special to wear, perhaps, if one ever could. In fact, the gown had become quite the stunning natural work of art.
Art, however, is Landau’s stock in trade. Indeed, the Jerusalem-born, Tel Aviv-dwelling creative has been honing her craft for decades, with multiple exhibitions of her work now under her belt.
What’s more, Landau has become somewhat of an ambassador for her country through being part of the Venice Biennale: first in 1997 as part of a collective show, and then again 14 years later when a stand-alone selection of her works was displayed. Given how prestigious the Venice Biennale is to the art world, showing there is quite the accomplishment.