Stockholm’s Indie Art Space Magasin III Will Open an Outpost in Israel Next Year
The expansion comes during a two-year hiatus of Magasin III’s Stockholm space.
Early next year, Stockholm’s “hard to find, easy to love” contemporary art exhibition space Magasin III will open a long-awaited satellite location in Jaffa, a historical port town in the south of Tel Aviv, Israel.
Magasin III Jaffa is slated to open in mid-January, 2018, after an extensive revamp overseen by Karmit Galili, a curator and Magasin III Jaffa’s general manager-to-be.
Since it was founded by David Neuman in 1987, the private institution has been an alternative platform for contemporary art as well as supporting its production.
In its storied history, it has staged presentations of artists such as Lars Nilsson, Ernesto Neto, Alfredo Jaar, Tamara Henderson, Katharina Grosse, Christian Boltanski, and the Chapman Brothers.
Active for over three decades, it became one of Scandinavia’s leading institutions for contemporary art, ever forward-looking in its collaborations with artists on the production of new work and the presentation of exhibitions based on artists’ current practice.
According to a statement, the exhibition site in Jaffa—an area of greater Tel Aviv that is undergoing a gentrification process, and where tensions between the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim population have bubbled up before—was carefully selected to be easily accessible to all residents. In fact, the space is designed to make exhibitions accessible around the clock, seven days a week.
The expansion to Tel Aviv comes during a two-year hiatus of Magasin III’s Stockholm space. The converted warehouse in Frihamnen had its last open day in June and the so-called “intermission” will see a strategic rethink, as well as a collaboration with Stockholm University on a new exhibition space opening in 2019.
“After thirty years as a private institution, the accumulated knowledge within Magasin III will serve to benefit its future, including the global academic art world and also with our new venture in Jaffa/Tel Aviv,” Neuman said.
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