mahJ's contemporary collection A journey

From Sunday 3 July 2011 until Sunday 11 September 2011

Inviting artists, designers and architects to intervene in the context of a museum collection or historic monument is now a widespread practice, and a perilous but stimulating exercise. Our aim since the museum opened in 1998 has been to constitute a contemporary collection out of these ‘encounters’, that is, to work on a long-term basis with Jewish and non-Jewish artists, always in a spirit of open-mindedness, to create resonances with the objects and themes in the permanent collection.

Mikael Levin, Cristina's History, Bissau, 2003©Mikael Levin

Mikael Levin Cristina’s History

From Friday 9 April until Sunday 18 July 2010

Mikael Levin was born in New York in 1954 and has lived in Israel, France and the United States. He currently lives and works in New York.

Sara Iris SchillerImage d'une des vidéos de l'installation, 2008

Iris Sara Schiller Water from Above, Water from Below

From Tuesday 2 december 2008 until Sunday 11 january 2009

Water from Above, Water from Below is an installation, a kind of polyptych associating several time-memories.
I imagine it like a journey. The viewer encounters different categories of image-memories. Our vision begins to oscillate, leading us to conceive a non-linear narrative.

Pierrette Bloch
Sans titre, 2006
©Pierrette Bloch

Pierrette Bloch Prix Maratier 2005

From Tuesday 24 october until Sunday 3 december 2006

“I like all tools that make lines. I know lines, I frequent them, lines with no conclusion, with no end, their turnings back, their accidents, their apparent speed, their tenacious duration, their persistence, their urgency.” (“Line”, 10 May 2002)

Sophie Calle L’Erouv de Jérusalem, 1996

Sophie Calle, The Eruv of Jerusalem

Du 5 décembre 1998 à mai 1999

Sophie Calle asked inhabitants of Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians, to take her to a public place that they consider to be private.