Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned
And Europe Will Be Stunned is the extraordinary trilogy of short films by Israeli artist Yael Bartana.
The films revolve around the activities of a political group that calls for the return of 3,300,000 Jews to the land of their forefathers. And Europe Will Be Stunned traverses 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.
Total running time: 60 mins
Thursday 13 February
6.00 – 8.00pm, Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre
There will be a discussion on this work with Professor Julian Stallabrass (Courtauld Institute), Eleanor Nairne (Artangel) and Stephan Shukatais (University of Essex). Please join us for an evening of film and conversation – Polish food and drink provided!
“This film might be Bartana’s masterpiece: a deeply provocative meditation on Jewish identity that levels political punches with surreal wit.” The Guardian