Yael Bartana at the Gene Siskel Film Center

ARTMargins Online June 7, 2011

Yael Bartana, known for her politically charged films and videos that explore Israeli culture and Jewish identity, will represent Poland at the 54th Biennale of Art in Venice, the first artist of non-Polish nationality to do so. Her project, and Europe will be stunned, co-curated by Sebastian Cichocki and Galit Eilat, “calls” for the return of Jews to Poland and the rebuilding of a multicultural society, as explored in her previous films Mary Koszmary/Nightmares (2007) and Mur I Wieza/Wall and Tower (2009). The third chapter of her Polish trilogy, entitled Zamach/Assassination (2011), will premiere in Venice, alongside the first two installments.

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