And Will Europe Be Stunned? - symposium recordings
Fri 18 May
Whitechapel Art Gallery
Revolving around the activities of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland, a group that calls for the return of three million Jews to Poland, Bartana’s film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned? traverses a landscape scarred by the histories of competing nationalisms and nightmares across Europe and the Middle East.
This symposium – And Will Europe Be Stunned? – opened up the debates sparked by these highly ambitious and contentious films: beginning with a keynote paper from Gil Hochberg, Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA, there followed a Q&A with the artist and a panel discussion with Joanna Mytkowska, Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Jacqueline Rose, Professor at Queen Mary University.
This event was organised with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute.