Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned


Blurring fact and fiction, artist Yael Bartana reimagines historical narratives to spur a dialogue about urgent social and geopolitical issues of our time. This immersive exhibition presents her provocative film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned, which chronicles the radical vision of the fictional Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland. Taking the complexity of Jewish-Polish identity as a point of departure, the films speak to larger themes of nationhood, belonging, and memory.

Outside the walls of the Museum, Bartana will realize a new site-specific public performance. Titled Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!, the performance is a call to action that takes the form of a military funeral. Through a symbolic burial of weapons, she extends the concepts explored in her trilogy to the birthplace of American democracy—Philadelphia.

Start Date
Friday, September 21, 2018
End Date
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned

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