Debriefing Session II
Debriefing Session II was first activated in Tel Aviv in July 2015, as part of Non Finito, Artport’s third year residency exhibition.
Debriefing Session II Researcher: Hagar Ophir
Debriefing Session II was Performed in:
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.
Curator: Sara Raza
Research and Training: Hagar Ophir, Public Movement Agent
Activating Public Movement Agents: Amir Farjoun, Ruth Patir
(June - October, 2016)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, as part of Public Movement durational exhibition, National Collection.
Curator: Ruthi Direktor
Activating Public Movement Agents: Hagar Ophir, Nir Shaulof
(October - December, 2015)
Spielart Festival, Munich
Villa Stuck Museum
Activating Public Movement Agent: Hagar Ophir
- Public Movement, “Debriefing Session II” , Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation). Photo: Kristopher McKay
The episode felt like it could have taken place in an espionage film or a government building just as easily as a museum. Indeed, the information conveyed during the session reinforced the tenuous connection between “truth” and “reality” as well as the firm one between the nation-state and museum.
Details of the conversation that followed have dissipated from my memory, but that both is and is beside the point. “Debriefing Session II” mines the divide between the ephemerality of information and the permanence of objects.
Hyperallergic / Risa Puleo
Debriefing Session II was produced with the support of the Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Arts