Co-presented with Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund.

SALON 1 will feature branding experts presenting ideas on how to rebrand Park51 (the so-called ”Ground Zero Mosque”) to members of the public, who will be cast in the role of Park51 board members. At the end of the salon, the public will vote on the best proposal.

Park51 is a planned community center “inspired by Islamic values and Muslim heritage” that has faced much public controversy over its proximity to the former site of the World Trade Center and 9/11 attacks.

About “SALONS: Birthright Palestine?”
Organized by Public Movement, “SALONS: Birthright Palestine?” is a series of performative public debates, specifically staged as congressional sessions, summit meetings, visioning sessions, diplomatic consultations, secret gatherings, and demonstrations. Extending the exhibition beyond the museum, each salon takes place in different locations throughout Manhattan.

About Public Movement
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, formations of identity and systems of ritual which 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 space and in collaboration with art, theatre, dance, and academic institutions in Israel and abroad.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM


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