October 27, 2020 - Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art - The opening of the innermost rooms
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October 27, 2020

Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art

The workspace for the Magasin III Collection. Works by Matti Kallioinen, Oscar Guermouche and Cosima von Bonin. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger. 

The opening of the innermost rooms

Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art
Frihamnsgatan 28
SE-115 56 Stockholm
Sweden

info@magasin3.com

www.magasin3.com
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The opening of the innermost rooms

Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art
Frihamnsgatan 28
SE-115 56 Stockholm
Sweden

info@magasin3.com

www.magasin3.com
Instagram / Facebook

Having been closed since 2017, Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art in Stockholm is opening again with a new concept: giving access to spaces which normally are closed to the public. In addition to experiencing exhibitions, visitors will be invited to get even closer to the art by also seeing behind-the-scenes work: exhibition production, the creation of new artworks and collection maintenance.

To visit the museum, visitors are required to book a spot on a guided tour prior to the visit. Guided tours are led by Magasin III staff: curators, technicians, communications officers or director. Tours will take place in groups of approximately 15 people and visitors can pre-book them beginning October 22.

Tessa Praun, Museum Director and Chief Curator, on the background to the new Magasin III:

In the fall of 2017, we closed our public program to be able to think about how we can continue our mission in the best way, in a radically different world than when Magasin III was founded in the 1980s. We’re building on the museum’s history with a flexible structure completely independent from traditional exhibition seasons. As we now open to the public again, we’ll be available year round through pre-booked visits.

We were looking forward to welcoming our visitors back to the museum in May. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in the world during the spring, we postponed our opening until the fall. We believe in art’s ability to challenge and inspire people and society—in these times, more than ever.

On view this fall
During fall 2020, visitors will experience a monumental commissioned painting by Tal R, created for Magasin III Jaffa, Israel, where it was shown during fall 2019-spring 2020. In the new entrance visitors will encounter three new benches specially designed for the reopening by Carin Ellberg, Lap-See Lam and Bella Rune as well as a work by Charles Long from the Magasin III collection. In one of the exhibition spaces, work with a comprehensive book about Magasin III's past, present and future is underway. Here, works by Ronald Jones, who was one of the first artists to be shown at Magasin III in the spring of 1989, are also on view. Oscar Guermouche has created a site-specific work, The Fireman, for the new library and seminar room.

In the new collection- and packing room, visitors may witness ongoing behind-the-scenes work with the collection. The room is currently occupied by artworks by Alfredo Jaar and Andrea Zittel. The permanent installation by James Turrell, as well as long term presentations of Sol LeWitt and Truls Melin are also on view.

The architectural firm DinellJohansson has been in close dialogue with Magasin III, transforming the entrance and creating a library and seminar room to suit the museum’s new model and concept.

Intermission 2017-2020
Intermission at Magasin III has entailed closing public operations in Frihamnen to develop the new Magasin III. During these three years, Magasin III has also opened a permanent satellite in Jaffa/Tel Aviv and been engaged in a new exhibition space at Stockholm University,

Magasin III Jaffa in Tel Avivi
In January 2018, Magasin III opened a permanent exhibition satellite in Tel Aviv. Magasin III Jaffa is located in a residential area with a rich history as a cultural melting pot, close to the famous flea market in Jaffa. The exhibition program has until now comprised solo exhibitions by Haim Steinbach, Sheila Hicks, Cosima von Bonin and Tal R. Read more about Magasin III Jaffa.

Accelerator & Magasin III—Two institutions in dialogue
Accelerator is a new exhibition space at the Stockholms University campus where art, science, and societal issues meet. Accelerator opened in September 2019 under the direction of Stockholm University, with Magasin III and The Robert Weil Family Foundation as founding patrons. Read more about Accelerator.

For more information about Magasin III, please contact:
Lisa Boström, Head of Communications
Email: bostrom [​at​] magasin3.com
T + 46 8 545 680 40

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