“MUSEUM MAGASIN 3 – PRESENTATIONS FROM THE COLLECTION”
Produced by Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, 2011.
28 pages, colour. Richly illustrated. Newspaper format.
Design: Henrik Nygren Design.
Texts by David Neuman, Director of Magasin 3, John C. Welchman, Professor of Modern Art History at University of California, San Diego, and interviews with curators Richard Julin and Sara Källström.
The magazine is handed out to all museum visitors. It will also be distributed in 70 venues around Sweden together with the magazine Artlover.
Extracts from the catalogue:
“In connection with the fall and spring exhibition seasons Magasin 3 introduces a new museum section that will focus on works in our permanent collection. Two of our galleries will be dedicated to exhibitions that cast retrospective glances on our collection while also providing visions of the future. We’re not reinventing the wheel, but rather doing what an institution with a collection “should” do. During the nearly 25 years that Magasin 3 has existed as one of Sweden¹s (and perhaps Europe’s) most important exhibition spaces, we have occasionally shown works from the collection, most recently in the critically-acclaimed exhibition Thrice upon a time (2010), in which we showed over 200 works that had never before been exhibited by us. This exhibition became the official starting point for a gradual transition away from being “only” an exhibition space and towards a new identity as a contemporary art museum. We will continue with our extensive and well-established loans program to museums all over the world, but we also want the collection to be more accessible to Magasin 3′s visitors, both new and established, and to give them the possibility to revisit the visual experiences of previous exhibitions. It is an incredibly exciting and satisfying process.”(from text by David Neuman)