The 3rd Mediterranean Biennale in Sakhnin Valley – “Out of Place”
The Third Mediterranean Biennale, which takes place June 29 – December 15, offers an alternative platform which emphasizes the local processes being created in the region, and enhances their cultural impact by means of art directed toward the community, art that bridges cultures, emerges from the museum walls, integrates into the city and turns the city into a museum.
The Mediterranean Biennale will serve as a venue for raising issues such as: How to restore art to the public; what is the relevance of art in today’s consumer society; and art as a bridge between cultures.
The Mediterranean Biennale aims to bring a new approach to the region by means of artistic activities in the hope of creating the basis for a dialogue between people and coexistence between communities living in conflict as well as promoting education for peace, tolerance and non-violence through cooperation based on equality and reciprocity. The Biennale aims to restore mutual trust, to bridge gaps in the perception of the other and encourage diversity and coexistence in order to create an environment where individuals and groups of diverse religion and ethnicity share common values and coexist peacefully.
This Mediterranean Biennale has become a regional biennale held in the Sakhnin Valley in the communities of Misgav, Sakhnin, Arraba and Deir Hanna, and creating a course of various places, people and congregations that are exposed to the general public by means of art while instigating a platform for dialogue. Widening the Biennale creates a channel for cooperation between communities living in the area under the concept of a face-to-face rather than a back-to-back situation.