Critical Writing Index

In Another Time: Nostalgic Pasts and Utopian Futures in Yael Bartana's...and Europe will be Stunned

by Laliv Melamed, Jan. 21, 2013, no. 37:01, pp. 21-23

Laliv Melamed discusses the video trilogy ...and Europe will be Stunned, by Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana, to highlight the artist's ability to render in both future and past worlds, particularly in relation to the historical experiences of the Polish community. Bartana's videos are described as being mythical and fluid in time, which creates unique aesthetic practices and politics in her video work.

(Key Words: video, Soviet cinema, mythology, identity)

ITEM 2013.006 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

...and Europe will be StunnedYael Bartana

Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), 2007Yael Bartana

Mur i Wieza (Wall and Tower), 2009Yael Bartana

Zamach (Assassination), 2011Yael Bartana