Yael Bartana, And Europe Will Be Stunned, 2007-2011, film still from Zamach (Assassination), 2011.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Constitution Center present What is Citizenship?, a debate focusing on the various ways that citizenship and nationhood are defined today. In conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned, Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates the debate with scholars Jaya Ramji-Nogales of Temple University, John Eastman of Chapman University, and Ruth Wasem of the The University of Texas at Austin.
On view through January 2019, Bartana’s solo exhibition takes the complex history of Jewish-Polish identity as its point of departure in addressing themes of nationhood, memory, and belonging that are integral to her work. The films are presented as an immersive experience featuring light, ephemera, and archival photographs and notes.