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Dana Yahalomi
Exhibition & Residency:
November 19 – December 19, 2013

Emergency, Alternative Theater Festival Acco 2008, Israel. Photo: Oz Moalem

Dana Yahalomi, founder and leader of Public Movement:

Public Movement is a performative research body which investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. It studies and creates public choreographies, forms of social order, overt and covert rituals. Among Public Movement’s actions in the past and in the future: manifestations of presence, fictional acts of hatred, new folk dances, synchronised procedures of movement, spectacles, marches, inventing and reenacting moments in the life of individuals, communities, social institutions, peoples, states, and of humanity.

In the last six years, Public Movement has explored the regulations, forces, agents, and policies, formations of identity and systems of ritual which govern the dynamics of public life and public space. The Movement was founded in November 2006 by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi, the later assumed sole leadership in 2011.

Public Movement has taken responsibility for the following actions: “Accident” (Tel- Aviv, 2006), “The Israel Museum” (Tel- Aviv, 2007), “Also Thus!” (Acco Festival, 2007), “Operation Free Holon” (The Israeli Center for Digital Art, 2007), “Change of Guard (With Dani Karavan, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, 2008), “Public Movement House” (Bat Yam Museum, 2008), Emergency (Acco Festival, 2008), The 86th Anniversary of the assassination of President Gabriel Narutowicz by the painter Eligiusz Niewiadomski (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2008), “Spring in Warsaw” (Laura Palmer Foundation, 2009), “Performing Politics for Germany” (Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, 2009), Positions (NL, Van AbbeMuseum, 2009), First of May Riots (Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, 2010), “University Exercise” (Heidelberg Theater, 2010), “SALONS: Birthright Palestine?” (New Museum, New York, 2012), Rebranding European Muslims (Berlin Biennial 2012, Steirischer Herbst 2012), Debriefing Session (Baltic Circle, Helsinki 2012), “Civil Fast” (Jerusalem, 2012), Honor Guard (Asian Art Biennial. Taipei 2013) and “The Reenactment of the Mount Herzl Terrorist Attack” (Upcoming).


This program is made possible through the generous support of The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation and Artis.

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