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Yael Bartana

And Europe Will Be Stunned

Yael Bartana


The publication combines the three films of Bartana's Polish Trilogy, 'Mary Koszmary' ('Nightmare', 2007), 'Mur i wieża' ('Wall and Tower', 2009) and 'Zamach' ('Assassination', 2011). It includes more than 100 stills and four accompanying articles. This work revolves around the activities of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP), a political group that calls for the return of 3,300,000 Jews to the land of their forefathers. The films traverse a landscape scarred by the histories of competing nationalisms and militarisms, overflowing with the narratives of the Israeli settlement movement, Zionist dreams, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and the Palestinian right of return. Apart from realizing the film trilogy, a new political movement has been established by the artist.

Contributions by Ariella Azoulay, Boris Groys, Joanna Mytkowska, Adi Ophir, and Jaqueline Rose.

Published by Artangel, London.

ISBN: 978-1-902201-26-9
Hardcover, 12 x 9.5 in. / 30.5 x 24 cm.
160 pages

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