Mediterranean Biennale in Sahnin

The event aims to establish a regional environment of art, culture and coexistence.

May 12, 2013 21:12
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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.

Artists 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.

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This 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

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