Public Movement

Public Movement Positions

Union Square South and Washington Square Park MAP

Positions: An action by Public Movement

Co-presented by the New Museum and Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund

Friday, November 4, 1:00 pm  Washington Square Park
Sunday, November 6, 1:00 pm  Union Square South

For their first action in the U.S., Public Movement presents Positions, a choreographed demonstration that invites people to take a stand on any number of urgent issues. Presented in Warsaw, Holon, Bat-Yam, Eindhoven, Heidelberg, Stockholm, and now New York, the Movement inspires the public to embody their preferences, aspirations, and beliefs—manifesting political and philosophical ideas as physical positions in Washington Square Park (11/4) and Union Square South (11/6).

Public Movement is an action and research group that creates political situations, moments of social order, public choreographies, and scenes in public life. Founded in 2006 by group leaders Dana Yahalomi (b. 1982) and Omer Krieger (b. 1975), Public Movement explores the political and aesthetic possibilities residing in a group of people acting together. Public Movement actions include manifestations of presence, fictional acts of hatred, new folk dances, synchronized procedures, spectacles, marches, as well as invented and reenacted moments in the life of individuals, communities, and social institutions.

Presented by the New Museum. Curated by Eungie Joo.


Public Movement’s project is made possible with support from The Ostrovsky Family Fund. Public Movement’s travel is made possible through the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in NY.
For a listing of New Museum supporters associated with this project, please click here.