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Artangels Talks with Yael Bartana

18. May 2012

14:00 - 18:00
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
+44 (0)20 7522 7888

And Europe Will Be Stunned (2011) is the compelling trilogy of films made by Israeli artist Yael Bartana, which premiered at the 54th Venice Biennale last year, making Bartana the first non-national to exhibit in the Polish Pavilion. Revolving around the activities of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland, a group that calls for the return of three million Jews to Poland, Bartana’s films traverse a landscape scarred by the histories of competing nationalisms and nightmares across Europe and the Middle East.

This symposium – ‘And Will Europe Be Stunned?’ – opens up the debates sparked by these highly ambitious and contentious films: beginning with a keynote paper from Gil Hochberg, Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA, there will then follow a Q&A with the artist and a panel discussion with Joanna Mytkowska, Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Jacqueline Rose, Professor at Queen Mary University.

This event has been organised with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute. Tickets are available from the Whitechapel Box Office.

Artangels Talks with Yael Bartana

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