Tessa Praun, the senior curator at the Magasin III Museum and Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm, has been appointed its new director. Founding director David Neuman will stay on as chairman of the board.
Praun will lead a two-year strategic phase, during which the museum will be closed to the general public, but will be open by appointment. The institution is currently collaborating with Stockholm University on the formation of Accelerator, a new art exhibition space with a focus on the curatorial process, interdisciplinary research, and artistic collaboration. Richard Julin, former deputy director of Magasin III, will lead the new institution, which is expected to open in 2019, as artistic director.
In addition, Neuman is working to open a satellite exhibition space sometime this year: Magasin III Jaffa/Tel Aviv, to be managed by curator Karmit Galili. “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.