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Artist Sigalit Landau Swims Naked Among Watermelons

Sigalit Landau’s DeadSee (2005).Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art and Fund for the Twenty-First Century

In Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s sumptuous wall-spanning projection, on view at MoMA through July 28, Landau emerges from a coil of watermelons, buoyant in the Dead Sea. The creamy image looks something like a childhood fantasy of an aspiring synchronized swimmer. Or perhaps inspiration for an Activia ad. —Emma Pearse