Public Movement (Tel Aviv)


23.10. 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm

24.10. 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm

25.10. 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm

27.10. 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm

28.10. 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Museum Villa Stuck


Entrance € 12 | Reduced € 7


Performances take place every 30 minutes and are offered for 1 person each Registration under starting September 14th


In English

Three types of public spaces define a European city: boulevards, squares and plazas, and museums. Meir Dizengoff designed Tel Aviv while serving as Lord Mayor there by adhering to this conviction. The collective Public Movement also is concerned in its projects with the contribution art consciously or subconsciously makes to the national identity. DEBRIEFING SESSION II is a one-to-one performance, where in the form of a conversation the theme is the relationship between the state and cultural institutions. An »agent« reports on his research on the existence of contemporary art in Palestine before the state of Israel was founded in 1948. The term »debriefing« comes from military jargon and means the brief evaluation of a maneuver. Public Movement uses this format as a method for the conveyance of information in order to transform research into action. However, when art meets politics there is always the possibility that double agents are active ...


Concept and direction  Dana Yahalomi and Alhena Katsof
Public Movement agent  Hagar Ophir


Public Movement sees itself as a performative research body that uses political actions in public spaces to examine the dynamics of public life, the regimentation, the exercise of power, and the formation of identity. Since it was founded in 2006 in Tel Aviv by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi Public Movement has made an international name for itself through diverse actions in public spaces in, among other places, Kiev; Helsinki; Taipei; Graz; and New York. In REBRANDING EUROPEAN MUSLIMS as part of the steirischer herbst 2012 Public Movement explored the strategies of marketing and image formation that are inherent to the debate concerning Islam in Europe and they undertook the attempt to allocate these strategies to new practices and discussions. In 2015 Public Movement's solo exhibition NATIONAL COLLECTION will be shown in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.


Production and realization
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