Program 2019

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Film screening: CROSSROADS by Bruce Conner
Wednesday 17.4 at 7 pm

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CROSSROADS is a legendary short film directed by Bruce Conner in 1976 with original music by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley. It features 37 minutes of extreme slow-motion replays of the July 25, 1946 “Operation Crossroads”. “Operation Crossroads” was the name of the first two of twenty-three nuclear weapons tests the United States conducted at Bikini Atoll between 1946 and 1958. Both tests involved the detonation of a weapon with a yield equivalent to twenty-three million tons of TNT–the same as the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki. More than seven hundred cameras, and approximately five hundred camera operators surrounded the test site. Nearly half the world’s supply of film was at Bikini for the tests, making these explosions the most thoroughly photographed moment in history.

Image: Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS (1976, 35mm, b&w/sound, 37 min.); © Conner Family Trust, San Francisco

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WORKSHOP IN FINNISH
Saturday April 6 at 1.30–4 pm

Creative workshop in Finnish for the whole family inspired by the exhibition SPEED 2.
Starts with a guided tour. Recommended age from 4 years.
Free of charge, with limited number of seats.

Bookings no later than April 5 to:

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SYDSVENSKANS SALONGER
Wednesday 10.4, 6–7 pm

Introduction at 5.30 pm
Main exhibition hall

How are current political situations reflected in contemporary art, and can the latter make us realise something about our political history? Sydsvenskans salonger is a new collaboration between Malmö Konsthall and the regional newspaper Sydsvenskan in which debate and topics for discussions takes its starting point in the Konsthall’s exhibitions.

Wednesday 10 April 6–7 pm, a talk will be given between Bengt Norborg, foreign correspondent and host of SVT’s Korrespondenterna, Tomas Ries, Associate Professor in strategy and security policies at the National Defence College, Stockholm, and Anna Davour, science journalist and physicist. The moderator is Heidi Avellan, chief political editor at HD/Sydsvenskan.

The invited guests, as well as the exhibition SPEED 2, will discuss the similarities and parallels between the global political climate during the Cold War and the prevailing mood of today with growing climate anxiety and paranoia

The event starts at 5.30 pm with an introduction to the exhibition SPEED 2 by Mats Stjernstedt, Director of Malmö Konsthall.

Co-organised with Sydsvenskan. In Swedish.
Free admission, places are limited.

Images: Bengt Norborg. Photo: Marco Nilson; Tomas Reis. Photo: Rickard Kilström; Anna Davour. Photo: private

Leslie Thornton, Jennifer, Where Are You?, 1981 (still). 16mm film transferred to digital video. Courtesy the artist and Rodeo, London/Piraeus

SHORT FILMS BY LESLIE THORNTON
Sunday 7.3 at 3 pm

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The American artist Leslie Thornton has worked with film since 1975. In her films, she explores how meaning can be created, produced and distributed via and within media. Thornton: “I see myself as writing with media, and I position the viewer as an active reader, not a consumer. The goal is not a product, but shared thought.”

The first part of her epic film series Peggy and Fred in Hell (1984–2014), The Prologue, will be shown together with some of her experimental short films.

Jennifer, Where Are You?, 1981 (10 min.)
Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue, 1985 (21 min.)
Strange Space, 1993 (4 min.)
The Last Time I Saw Ron, 1994 (12 min.)
Barbie Melts, 2017 (11 min.)
Courtesy konstnären and Rodeo, London/Piraeus

In cooperation with IFEMA – International Female Film Festival Malmö
Free admission but places are limited.

Image: Leslie Thornton, Jennifer, Where Are You?, 1981 (still). 16mm film transferred to digital video. Courtesy the artist and Rodeo, London/Piraeus

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GUIDED TOUR WITH IDA BÖRJEL
Wednesday 27.3 at 7 pm

Main exhibition hall

Join the Malmö poet on a specially composed guided tour of the ongoing exhibition. Ida Börjel singles out selected art works with a poetry reading and comments.

Ida Börjel was born in 1975 and lives in Malmö. She debuted in 2004 with Sond, which won an award for the best debut poetry collection. She has since published another four poetry collections, which are characterised by a curiosity about language and the world outside literature. With a clearly political appeal, she has succeeded in capturing our collective feeling and recollection of division and guilt, and the power and manipulative ability of language. She was nominated for the August Prize for her poetry collection Ma and has been translated into more than 10 languages.

Börjel is one of five poets who has written a new text for the publication SPEED 2 / Konst → Litteratur (SPEED 2 / Art → Literature). Malmö Konsthall has joined forces with Malmö City Library and invited the poets to write something based on works in the SPEED 2 exhibition. The publication is available free at both Malmö Konsthall and Malmö City Libraries.

Free admission but places are limited.

Image: Ida Börjel. Photo: private

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GUIDED TOUR: SPEED 2
Saturday 16.3 at 2 pm

Main exhibition hall

Introduction to the new exhibition SPEED 2 with Fatima Hellberg, curator, James Richards, artist and curator, and the artists Terence McCormack and Tolia Astakhishvili together with Mats Stjernstedt, Director of Malmö Konsthall.

Free entrance, but limited number of seats.

Image: Horst Ademeit, 0551, 11.04.1992, inscribed polaroid (detail). © Estate of Horst Ademeit / Delmes & Zander, Cologne

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WORLD POETRY DAY: Jila Mossaed in conversation with Lasse Söderberg
Tuesday 19.3, 5 pm

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Jila Mossaed was born in 1948 in Teheran and came to Sweden in 1986. She debuted in Swedish in 1997 with Månen och den eviga kon and since then has published several poetry collections. Exile is a recurring theme, as is the struggle against injustice and censorship. Last year she became a member of the Swedish Academy and has Chair 15. The conversation is led by author Lasse Söderberg. In Swedish.

Co-organised with Poesidagarna i Malmö.
Free admission but places are limited.

Image: Jila Mossaed. Photo by: Eva Bergström

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
23.2 & 24.2
1 pm – 4.30 pm

K-salen

Open workshop! Get inspired by Yvonne Rainer´s work and create your own art. Starts with a guided tour at 1 pm.

Free and open for everyone.

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CECILIA MALMSTRÖM OLSSON
What is Postmodern Dance?
Sunday 24.2 at 2 pm

C-salen

Cecilia Malmström Olsson has a Phd in Literature/Dance and will talk about what postmodern dance is and what it can be. She has worked as researcher, lecturer and writer in Scandinavia, Europe and USA.
In Swedish.

Free, but limited number of seats.

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WINTER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
19.2, 20.2, 21.2, 22.2 1–4.30 pm

K-salen

Open workshop. Get inspired by our current exhibitions. Create your own art. Starts with a guided tour in Swedish 1 pm.

Free, but limited number of seats.

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EXHIBITION WITH KONSTLYFTET: Monotypes
7.12 – 13.1 2019

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Drawing on paper on a coloured tablet. The pictures are a collaboration between two people and a pen.

Participating groups: Annexet, Bokbytet, Butik Holmgången, Fabriken, Geijersgatan, Getgatan, Kronan, Kulladal, Kulturhuset Teamus, Lindeborg, Linnéhuset, Pappersmakarna, Passagen, Redaktionen and Valborg DV.

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THE CHILDREN`S LONG BOOK
14.12 2018 – 13.1 2019

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A 70-meter long artists’ book, which was created at nine libraries in Malmö, is shown in Mellanrummet. The project is a collaboration between Malmö Konsthall, Stadsbiblioteket and eight other libraries. Visitors from all ages from Malmö participated during week 44 and created pages for the book.

Artists in the project:
Eva Hejdström and Aleksandra Kucharska

Contributing libraries:
Garaget
Lindängenbiblioteket
Rosengårdsbiblioteket
Kirsebergsbiblioteket
Limhamnsbiblioteket
Oxiebiblioteket
Husiebiblioteket
Bellevuegårdsbiblioteket
Stadsbiblioteket (Kanini)
Stadsbiblioteket (Balagan)

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP
12 & 13.1

K-salen

Experience the exhibitions with Maria Lindberg and Jacqueline de Jong’s magazine The Situationist Times. Get inspired and create your own images. Starts with a guided tour at 1 pm.
Free and open for everyone.

Starts with a guided tour (in Swedish) at 1 pm
Workshop at 1.30–4.30 pm

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WINTER WORKSHOP
2, 3 & 4.1

K-salen

Experience the exhibitions with Maria Lindberg and Jacqueline de Jong’s magazine The Situationist Times. Get inspired and create pages for our long Artist´s book.

Free and open for everyone.

Starts with a guided tour (in Swedish) at 1 pm
Workshop at 1.30–4.30 pm

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