Past Public Program

SALONS: Birthright Palestine?

Artis Presents

March 1–April 21, 2012

New York City

Links: Coverage in the New York Observer's The Gallerist

Organized by Public Movement, “SALONS: Birthright Palestine?” was a series of performative public debates, specifically staged as congressional sessions, summit meetings, visioning sessions, diplomatic consultations, secret gatherings, and demonstrations. The series was co-presented by Artis and the New Museum.

The salons celebrated the choreographies of ideological youth journeys to Israel (Taglit-Birthright), deconstructed their relationship to the American Jewish lobby and considered the appropriation of these strategies towards the potential creation of a Birthright Palestine.

Salons performed strategic research for the final Public Movement action for New York City, which took place in 2012 as part of the New Museum Triennial.

See here for a complete list and description of the salons.