ALMAGUL MENLIBAYEVA 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy PR)
Initiated by the artists and curators Belu-Simion Fainaru and Avital Bar-Shay,
the Second Mediterranean Biennale will open in Sahnin on May 13. The event,
which follows the First Mediterranean Biennale held in Haifa in 2010, aims to
establish a regional environment of art, culture and coexistence.
from Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Morocco, France, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Italy
and Russia will exhibit their works, including leading artists such as Jannis
Kounellis, Shirin Neshat, Daniel Byrne, Marina Abramoviç and AES+F.
is the first time an international biennale of contemporary art will be held in
an Arab city in Israel.
In a unique twist to regular art events, the
various works will not be exhibited in only art galleries or museums, but in
places of work and local attractions including butcher and fish shops as well as
local organizations and even the Town Hall.
The unique biennale is being
put on in co-operation with Mifal Hapayis and under the auspices of the
Municipality of Sahnin as well as a number of other local and national
organizations.The Second Mediterranean Biennale will take place between
13 May-13 July 2013 at various locations throughout Sahnin. For more information
visit www.mediterraneanbiennale.c om/en