Public Movement is a performative research body which investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. It studies and creates public choreographies, forms of social order, overt and covert rituals. For the last 13 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.
In 2018 Public Movement presented its first solo exhibition in Italy, Temporary Orders, in the Vistamarestudio gallery, Milan. In the same year they performed The Interview, which was first presented in Artport, Tel Aviv, in the Beit Uri and Rami Nehostan Museum, Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa, and CCA Tel Aviv. In 2017 the group performed Rescue in the European Capital of Culture, Aarhus. In 2016 Public Movement presented Debriefing Session II and Choreographies of Power in the Guggenheim Museum, New York, as part of the exhibition: But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa. In 2015 the group’s solo exhibition, National Collection, took place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and in the same year the book Solution 263: Double Agent, written by Alhena Katsof and Dana Yahalomi, was published by Sternberg Press. Public Movement won the Rosenblum Prize for the Performing Arts (2017), and was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize at the Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, in 2014. The group performed in the Asian Art Biennial, Taipei; Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz; Berlin Biennial; New Museum Triennial, New York; Performa, New York; Gothenburg Biennial, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw; the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; and the Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.
Public Movement was founded in December 2006 by Dana Yahalomi and Omer Krieger. Yahalomi became the sole director of the group in 2011.Read more