Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art
As Proventus’ first endeavor, Magasin III is an expression of total creative freedom. A commissioning institution that invests in challenging and ambitious projects. Magasin III aims to introduce critical artworks into the Swedish cultural landscape. The institution continues to support groundbreaking artists globally through exhibitions and public programming.
”For thirty years”, co-founder David Neuman explains, ”Magasin III has provided intellectual, curatorial and financial opportunities for visual artists from all over the world to create artworks that reach outside the conventional institutional parameters.”
Since its opening in 1987, Proventus, under auspices of Robert Weil, has maintained this unique art institution located in a 1920’s warehouse in Stockholm’s Freeport under David Neuman’s leadership. Magasin III is located in an industrial space that has hosted many of the world’s leading contemporary artists, from James Turrell, Mona Hatoum and Tony Oursler, to Pipilotti Rist, Mika Rottenberg and Ai Weiwei.
Energized by the vital New York art scene in the 80’s, Robert Weil and David Neuman understood that Magasin III would be a phenomenal addition to the Stockholm culture scene. ”We have always started with an idea and almost never asked: ’Is this possible?’”
The exhibition program at Magasin III has shaped the collection, that presently includes over 1,000 artworks, and is supported by a serious research and publishing program. The collection reflects the genuine engagement of the curators and artists while offering scholars and the public the rare chance to undertake original research.
After 30 years Magasin III paused operations to evaluate its history and set new horizons. Reopening in October 2020 with curator Tessa Praun as the Museum Director, David Neuman now serves as Chairman.
The Robert Weil Family Foundation looks upon Magasin III as an opportunity to gain expansive knowledge from the innovation and inspiration of art.Magasin III