OUT OF PLACE
The 3rd Mediterranean Biennale in Sakhnin Valley
29.6.17 — 28.2.18
Out of Place exhibition dedicated to identity, place, time and individuality issues in an era of global culture while critically addressing the topics of place and local identity in view of the changes occurring today.
Out of Place aims to establish a dialogue between people and create a place where everyone can have their say in a discussion; where there are no winners or losers.
The exhibition reminds us that we are not independent of the manner in which the present refugee crisis is developing: we are part of the crisis but we are also part of its possible solution. Out of Place can be the exhibition that highlights disillusionment and hopelessness, or on the contrary, one that opens up possibilities of acting against current incitement by means of solidarity, common ideals and a sense of community.
Artist, curator and initiator of the Mediterranean Biennale born in 1959 in Romania, Belu-Simion Fainaru lives and works in Haifa, Israel and Antwerpen, Belgium. He holds a B.A. degree in Art and Philosophy from Haifa University and an M.F.A. in Art and Design from The University of Chicago, USA. Further studies include Domus Academy, Milan, Italy and the Bruxelles Royal Academy of Art, Belgium.
Fainaru‘s works were exhibited at the 1992 Documenta in Kassel, the 1993 Venice Biennale, the Sonsbeek, Biennale in Holland and the 2006 Biennale in Havana, Cuba. Previous solo exhibitions include Israel Museum in Jerusalem, S.M.A.K. Museum in Ghent, M HKA in Antwerpen, Lehmbruck Museum in Germany and Saitama Museum in Japan. He is a guest lecturer at universities in Belgium and Japan and has been teaching in the Department of Architecture at the Wizo Academy, Haifa, Israel since 1984. In 2008 he initiated the Mediterranean Biennale and since 2010 Belu-Simion Fainaru has been the artistic director and curator of the Mediterranean Biennale of Contemporary Art, Israel. In 2019 represented Romania at the 58th La Biennale di Venezia.
Artist, designer, architect and initiator of the Mediterranean Biennale was born in 1966 in Israel. She lives and works in Israel. Bar-Shay holds a B. Arch. degree and a B.A. in Fine art.
Avital exhibited in Israel and abroad, she has vast experience in public space projects and works as a cultural entrepreneur for over six years. She specializes in artistic activity in the periphery. In 2008 she initiated the Mediterranean Biennale and since 2010 Avital Bar-Shay has been the curator and the art producer of the Mediterranean Biennale of Contemporary Art, Israel.
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