Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite space in Jaffa, greater Tel Aviv, with a solo exhibition by Israeli-born American artist Haim Steinbach. The exhibition zerubbabel is Steinbach’s first solo show in Israel marks the launch of a diverse program at Magasin III Jaffa that will feature both international and local artists.
In his artistic practice, Steinbach selects and arranges everyday objects from a spectrum of social and cultural contexts. Engaging them in the concept of “display,” the objects are staged in new ways, emphasizing their identities, inherent meanings and associations. The inaugural exhibition at Magasin III Jaffa, curated by David Neuman, includes work by Steinbach ranging from recent wall paintings, which focus on the essence of text, imagery and color, to his everyday objects presented in architectural defined boxes.
“Haim Steinbach belongs to the most quintessential group of Contemporary artists—those that so importantly have pushed the boundaries of visual expression. The upcoming exhibition will clearly establish a benchmark for future presentations at Magasin III Jaffa. It is our utmost pleasure to present Haim Steinbach’s art to local and international audiences”, says David Neuman.
The site for Magasin III Jaffa was chosen for its location as well as architectural qualities, and is located on 34 Olei Zion, a residential neighborhood that borders with Jaffa’s famous flea market at the epicenter of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim populations of Jaffa.
The General Manager of Magasin III Jaffa, Karmit Galili, says: “This is a truly exciting addition to our city. The satellite defines Magasin III’s longstanding 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.”
Curator: David Neuman
Magasin III Jafa
34 Olei Zion
Tel Aviv | Israel