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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Events & Activities

Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.: Performance begins at Independence National Historical Park
4:00 p.m.: Performance resumes outside the Museum’s West Entrance (Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130)
Free

Join us for a new site-specific public performance conceived by artist Yael Bartana. Bringing together funerary tradition, military ritual, and personal testimony, this performance makes visible the systems of violence and displacement that have been perpetuated through weapons, both literal and metaphorical. These weapons will be buried as they are incorporated into a choreographed funeral that includes a participatory procession and a collective eulogy about war and survival.

The performance starts with a public procession from Washington Square Park to Independence National Historical Park, where visitors will witness a dance movement and collective eulogy. Travel to the Museum for the second and final portion of the performance, which includes a dance movement and ceremonial burial. More information >>

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned

Talks & Tours

Community Conversations: Homeland
Sunday, October 7, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

What does home mean to you? How does it relate to your senses of place, neighborhood, and national identity? We'll consider these questions in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.

Events & Activities

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012; Parts I & II
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Free

Presented over two evenings, this film program highlights thirty-five works by contemporary Israeli video artists, including Yael Bartana, who offer critical perspectives on the political and cultural landscape of Israel and beyond. All programs are introduced by Joshua Simon, co-founding editor of Mayaan magazine and editor of Maarvon magazine.

Parts I & II showcase experimental film and video of the 1970s and later developments in post-production throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Learn more about the films >>

Parts III & IV of this program take place on November 3.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012 is produced by Artis and made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Donald Sussman, and Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker.

Offered in partnership with ​Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia​.

Events & Activities

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012; Parts III & IV
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Free

Presented over two evenings, this film program highlights thirty-five works by contemporary Israeli video artists who offer critical perspectives on the political and cultural landscape of Israel and beyond. All programs are introduced by Joshua Simon, co-founding editor of Mayaan magazine and editor of Maarvon magazine.

Part III is organized by Yael Bartana and co-curator Avi Feldman. Featuring Bartana’s own film, Kings of the Hill (2003), this section explores the growth of video as a medium for reckoning with the violent realities of the Middle East. Part IV highlights works that grapple with Israel’s current social and political conflicts. Learn more about the films >>

Parts I & II of this program take place on November 1.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012 is produced by Artis and made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Donald Sussman, and Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker.

Offered in partnership with ​Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia​.

Talks & Tours

Community Conversations: Memory
Sunday, November 4, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

How have your personal and collective memories shaped who you are today? What are the ways that memories inform your sense of past, present, and future? We'll consider these questions in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.

Talks & Tours

What Is Citizenship?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$10 (includes Perelman Building admission); free for Museum & National Constitution Center members

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates a debate about the various ways that citizenship and nationhood are defined today.

Panelists:
Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Herman Stern Research Professor, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service and Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University

Ruth Wasem, Clinical Professor of Public Policy Practice, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

This program is inspired by Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned, and realized in collaboration with the National Constitution Center.

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