Yael Bartana: Opening Reception

20 Sep 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130


Yael Bartana, And Europe Will Be Stunned, 2007-2011, film still from Zamach (Assassination), 2011. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Walker Art Center.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an opening reception for the first US commission of Yael Bartana’s new exhibition And Europe Will be Stunned, featuring the site-specific performance Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies! Bartana, an Israeli filmmaker and installation artist, takes the complex history of Jewish-Polish identity as a point of departure in the immersive installation, addressing themes of nationhood, memory, and belonging that are all integral to her work.