March 7, 2007

Fleeing away from what bothers you most


Jumana Emil Abboud, David Perlov, Raeda Saadeh, Gil Marco Shani, Jan Tichy, Jean-Luc Vilmouth

March 17 – June 7, 2007

Curators: Elisabeth Millqvist, Sarit Shapira

The group exhibition Fleeing away from what bothers you most presents photography, film, sculpture and painting. Curator Sarit Shapira has invited Palestinian, Israeli and French artists to participate in the exhibition. The majority of work is dominated by a non-political presence – an avoidance linking the artists together that could also be read as a political standpoint in itself. This exhibition is Sarit Shapira’s first solo project for Magasin 3 as associate curator.

The exhibition presents six artists active in the Middle East, from which we receive a daily flow of reports about a violence and unrest. These artists are known for their ability to transform the situation into something abstract with artistic and contemporary approaches.Sarit Shapira is a leading authority in the contemporary art scene in the Middle East. She teaches art theory at the master’s course at Bezalel Art Academy in Tel Aviv and is a freelance curator at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, among others. She is currently working on a retrospective exhibition of Nahum Tevet. Sarit Shapira has written books about artists who Raffie Lavie and Avner Ben-Gal, as well as articles for Artforum and October.

About the artists:

Jumana Emil Abboud (b. 1971, Shefa-Amer, lives and works in Jerusalem)

David Perlov (b. 1930, Rio de Janeiro – 2003 Tel Aviv)

Raeda Saadeh (b. 1977, Um El-Fahem, lives and works in Jerusalem)

Gil Marco Shani (b. 1968, Tel Aviv, where he lives and works

Jan Tichy (b. 1974, Prag, lives and works in Tel Aviv)

Jean-Luc Vilmouth (b. 1952, Creutzwald, lives and works in Paris)

For press inquiries please contact:

Tove Schalin, exhibition coordinator:, +46 8 545 680 44