Zamach (Assassination) film poster
A poster for the latest film of Yael Bartana, Zamach (Assassination), 2011.
The film is a part of "... and Europe will be stunned" - a video installation by the Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana. Yael will be the first time a non-Polish national has represented Poland in the history of the Venice Biennale. Bartana's three films Mary Koszmary (2007), Mur i wieża (2009) and Zamach (2011) revolve around the activities of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP), a political group that calls for the return of 3,300,000 Jews to the land of their forefathers. The films traverse 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.
Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska. Curators: Sebastian Cichocki and Galit Eilat
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2011.