Star baritone Matthias Goerne performs with a video installation created especially for Weimar by Sigalit Landau
The KUNSTFEST WEIMAR is continuing with another edition of its specially developed World Premiere of an Artwork concert format in collaboration with festival ambassador Matthias Goerne. We are delighted that this year, following on from our collaboration with Georg Baselitz (2019) and Anselm Kiefer (2020), we will be exhibiting work from Israeli multimedia and installation artist Sigalit Landau, one of the most prominent international artists, who has created a new hour-long video cycle for KUNSTFEST WEIMAR. Matthias Goerne, the celebrated baritone who was born in Weimar and who has graced concert podiums and opera stages around the world, will musically enhance and bring to life the artwork with his own selection of songs. Sigalit Landau works with a variety of materials including salt, sugar, paper, and ready-made objects. She expresses herself via a diverse range of art forms — drawings, sculpture, video, text and performance. Her works are often standalone sculptures, with some functioning as installations or environments. She has already represented Israel twice at the VENICE BIENNALE in 1997 and 2011, and was present at DOCUMENTA X in Kassel in 1997. The content of her work makes Sigalit Landau an artist with an explicitly political self-conception. Regardless of whether she is tackling social, humanitarian or ecological themes, she always sees herself as a utopian builder of bridges, exemplified in the striking series of objects she covered and sealed in salt in the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the natural border between Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, and recurs as a symbolic continuum in her works. Instead of a lecture on the artist’s work, as we have hosted in previous years, the artist herself will kick off the evening’s event with a selection of her own writing.
KÜNSTLERIN — Sigalit Landau BARITON — Matthias Goerne PIANIST — N. N. PRODUKTION — KUNSTFEST WEIMAR FÖRDERUNG — BOTSCHAFT DES STAATES ISRAEL IN BERLIN