The new collaboration between Arte Fiera 2023 fair and Furla Foundation launches a new chapter in performance, curated by Bruna Roccasalva, the Foundation’s artistic director.

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Furla Foundation has always promoted a corporate model based on institutional synergies, and this partnership with Arte Fiera offers a new opportunity to participate actively in the cultural life of Bologna, its native city.

For this first edition, Furla Foundation has invited the Public Movement collective, which will present the Italian debut of an ambitious performance.

Public Movement, formed in Israel in 2006 by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi, has been led by Yahalomi since 2011 and presents performances with a political and social approach. Public Movement views performance as a form of direct intervention within society, an instrument to trigger situations that promote the development of critical thought. 

For Arte Fiera 2023, the group presents Rescue, a work that merges installation, performance, and choreography and that perfectly exemplifies a performance practice that seeks direct confrontation with the public and contamination between invention and reality.

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Performed for the first time at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2015, Rescue is a “political dance” in which 5 members of the group perform movements that they studied and learned by training with rescue teams in Israel and in Europe. The action takes place in a massive pile of cement rubble, evoking a catastrophe of unknown origin: perhaps a natural disaster, an attack, a war….

The poetic elaboration of suffering becomes an opportunity to reflect on present and past traumas: these include the terrorist attack in Bologna in 1980, an event that Dana Yahalomi knew and that influenced her decision, made with the curator, to present Rescue in Bologna. But it is also a reflection on the dynamics that govern our relationship with others, evoking a sense of community and unity that bonds audience and performers.

Public Movement has performed in museums, biennials, and festivals throughout the world, including the Guggenheim Museum and the New Museum in New York, the International Biennial in Göteborg, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Berlin Biennial, the Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan, the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev, the Impulse Festival in Düsseldorf, the Baltic Circle Festival in Helsinki, and Performa in New York.

Technical partner: I.E. InfrastrutturEcologia srl from Mirandola (MO).