The Magasin III Museum and Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm has announced that it plans to open a new satellite space in Jaffa, the ancient port city from which Tel Aviv grew. The 2,000-square-foot space is located at 34 Olei Zion, a residential neighborhood that borders Jaffa’s famous flea market.
“This is a truly exciting addition to our city,” Karmit Galili, the general manager of the new venue, said. “The satellite defines Magasin III’s long-standing involvement with the cultural scene in Israel. The area where Magasin III Jaffa is located has a rich and mixed history and we are very much looking forward to contributing to it and engaging with new audiences.”
An exhibition featuring works by Israeli-born American artist Haim Steinbach will inaugurate the space. Opening on January 20, the show is the artist’s first in Israel. “Haim Steinbach belongs to the most quintessential group of contemporary artiststhose that so importantly have pushed the boundaries of visual expression,” curator David Neuman said. “The upcoming exhibition will clearly establish a benchmark for future presentations at Magasin III Jaffa.”
The Magasin III Museum in Stockholm is currently closed to the public and will remain closed for the next two years. The institution is working on a strategic plan that will it allow it to better serve artists. Details about its future programing in Stockholm will be announced later this year.