June 8, 2004 - Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art - Associate Curators
June 8, 2004

Associate Curators

ASSOCIATE CURATORS

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is adding to its creative strength and knowledge with four of the world’s leading curators of contemporary art: Daniel Birnbaum, Rosa Martinez, Jerome Sans and Sarit Shapira.

As of June 1, 2004, Daniel Birnbaum, Rosa Martinez, Jerome Sans and Sarit Shapira will all be associate curators of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.

Over the past 17 years, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall has introduced artists and produced unique exhibitions. “Our ambition is to enhance the vitality that Magasin 3 represents, by letting people with a profound expertise take part in the institution’s history, excellent collection and the work methods we have developed. Apart from being a sounding board, these four curators will engage in long-term planning of their own exhibitions for Magasin 3,” says David Neuman, director of Magasin 3.

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall has over the past years taken an interest in the activities of these four curators. Daniel Birnbaum from Stockholm was commissioned as a writer ten years ago, in connection with the institution’s exhibition of James Turrell. He has also contributed essays on subsequent occasions. Rosa Martinez, from Barcelona, visited Sweden in the mid 1990s. Her work then resulted in an exhibition in 1996 of contemporary Spanish art at Goteborgs Konsthall. Jerome Sans, Paris, curated the exhibition Crash Between Islands, a historical meeting between the artists Chen Zehn and Nari Ward, which was shown within the framework of the Arkipelag project when Stockholm was Cultural Capital of Europe in 1998. Since then, he has been a successful director of Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Sarit Shapira, Tel Aviv, is a leading authority on the contemporary Middle Eastern art scene. Her ground-breaking exhibitions, with participants from many countries in the region have enjoyed huge international attention.

“Putting together such an experienced and professional group of curators is simply fantastic. Together with Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall’s curators, the associate curators will be a magnificent intellectual resource for the institution and for Sweden’s art scene in general,” David Neuman adds.

ASSOCIATE CURATORS MAGASIN 3 STOCKHOLM KONSTHALL:

Rosa Martinez is a freelance curator and critic. She has produced a large number of exhibitions, including numerous biennials. In 2003, Martinez curated the acclaimed Spanish pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and she was also one of the curators for the Istanbul Biennial in 1997 and Manifesta in 1996. She is currently working on next year’s Moscow Biennial.

Sarit Shapira teaches art theory at Masters level at the Bezalel Art Academy in Tel Aviv. Since 1997, she has been curator at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. In addition to prestigious exhibition assignments in Israel, she also works internationally. She has put together a film series for MAC-Galeries Contemporaines des Musee de Marseille in 1998. This year, she is curating the exhibition The Mediterranean at MACRO (Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma) in Rome.

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For further information, please contact:
Tove Schalin, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Tel + 46 8 545 680 40, Fax + 46 545 680 41, E-mail: schalin@magasin3.com, www.magasin3.com/

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