Salons are a series of performative public debates, specifically staged as congressional sessions, summit meetings, diplomatic consultations, secret gatherings, and demonstrations taking place at sites across Manhattan.

The salons will a) celebrate the choreographies of ideological youth journeys to Israel (Taglit-Birthright); b) deconstruct their contribution to the reproduction of the American Jewish lobby; and c) consider the appropriation of the strategy for the American Palestinian lobby and New York Muslim communities.

Salons will perform strategic research for the final Public Movement action for New York City, scheduled to take place in 2012 as part of the New Museum Triennial. Each salon will take place in a different location in Manhattan. Exact dates and locations TBA.

Public Movement is a performative research group which investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. In the last five years, Public Movement has explored the regulations, forces, agents, and policies, as well as formations of identity and systems of ritual that govern the dynamics of public life and public space. Public Movement has organized events, rituals, and political situations through consultation and collaboration with scholars, experts, and ongoing group debates and discussions. The Movement was founded in November 2006 by co-leaders Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi until August 2011 when Yahalomi assumed sole leadership. Public Movement actions take place in public spaces and in collaboration with art, theatre, dance, and academic institutions in Israel and abroad.

Positions is co-presented by Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and as part of Performa 11.

Public Movement’s project is made possible with support from The Ostrovsky Family Fund.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Events at the New Museum

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