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1st Arab modern art museum in Israel to open

Israel’s first Arab museum of modern art will open tomorrow in Sakhnin.

AMOCA, the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, is a joint initiative of Israeli sculptor Belu Simion Fainaru and artist Avital Bar Shai and the Sakhnin Municipality. Fainaru and Bar Shai will be managing directors at the museum.

The AMOC A will present local and international contemporary works of art, with an eye to promoting peace and dialogue through artistic activity.

A ceremony inaugurating the museum will be attended by the wife of President Reuven Rivlin, First Lady Nechama Rivlin, and Sakhnin Mayor Mazen Gna’im, on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the AMOCA building, near the Doha Stadium in Sakhnin.

Abir Athalla, Untitled, 2011, one of the pieces on show at the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy)
Abir Athalla, Untitled, 2011, one of the pieces on show at the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy)
Cengiz Tekin, Untitled, 2010, one of the pieces on show at the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy)
Cengiz Tekin, Untitled, 2010, one of the pieces on show at the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy)
Jeanno Gaussi, Fragments from Kabul, 2007, one of the pieces on show at the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy)
Jeanno Gaussi, Fragments from Kabul, 2007, one of the pieces on show at the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy)
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