Artist talk: Jonas Georg Christensen & Peter Olsen
Sunday 16.8 at 3 pm
Meet the Danish artists Jonas Georg Christensen and Peter Olsen, who have worked together with the series Paintworks during the period 2009–18. This project is currently exhibited in Mellanrummet at Malmö Konsthall, and presented in the book Paintworks, published last year.
Paintworks shows their subtle paintings made, without permission, directly on different industrial and public buildings in Denmark. Their intervention in the facades of these late modern buildings is discreet and minimalist and underline the aesthetic qualities of the walls, and can be perceived as re-activating the surfaces of a building in public space.
Christensen and Olsen are interested in the tension between photography, painting, architecture and public space. They will talk about their series Paintworks, how it started and how they proceeded in practice, both when executing the paintings and photographing them. Each photographic work can be made up of up to 200 photographs.
Jonas Georg Christensen (b. 1983) studied fine arts at Funen- and Jutland Art Academy in Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen. Throughout his work, an interest in organisation – in all aspects of the word – is present. In his visually based praxis, questions related to systems, power, rights and norms are addressed.
Peter Olsen (b. 1982) studied fine arts at Jutland Art Academy in Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen. In his work the starting point is often a specific material, it’s materiality and a basic fascination relating to it. He works in the public space and the final works are the result of an action there.
The talk will be held in Danish, but questions can be presented in both Swedish and English. Admission free, number of seats limited to 50 due to Covid-19.
Image: Jonas Georg Christensen and Peter Olsen. Grey on Red (photographed on 22nd January). From the series Paintworks.
Wednesday 19.8 at 3 pm
Main exhibition hall
Halvcirkel is a Danish string quartet, formed in 2015 in Copenhagen. They came together as a musical collective, to embark on a creative journey. With their background deeply rooted in the classical institution and tradition; they are on a continuous search for musical expansion.
Through improvisation, electronics, new spaces and collaborations with other art forms, Halvcirkel is broadening the context and narrative of what a string quartet is and can be. Their keywords are presence and intensity.
They have collaborated with composers such as Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel as well as closer collaborations with Copenhagen based composers such as Signe Lykke, Anders Lauge Meldgaard and Nick Martin.
– Anders Lauge Meldgaard: Fragment 94 (2018)
– Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace for String Quartet (1986)
Bettina Marie Ezaki, violin
Pernille Kristiansen, violin
Mika Persdotter, viola
Nicole Hogstrand, cello
Halvcirkel has released two albums; Halvcirkel (2017) and The Gift (2018) and is supported by Statens Kunstfond “Den unge kunstneriske elite” 2020–2022.
Admission free, number of seats limited to 50 due to Covid-19. Booking required (see below). Admission from 5.30 pm.
Book a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, heading the email “Halvcirkel”. Your place is not booked until you receive a confirmation email. You can also register by calling our bookstore on 040-34 60 00. Admission from 5.30 pm, the restaurant is open until 18. Recommended age from 12 years. Welcome!
ARTIST'S TALK: Luca Frei
Wednesday 26.8 at 18 pm
Main exhibition hall
Luca Frei, born in Lugano, Switzerland, and based in Malmö since 2000, talks about his current exhibition at Malmö Konsthall. From day to day, his biggest solo exhibition to date, spans a period of twenty years and contains a number of works that have never previously been shown in Sweden. Frei brings together different art forms in the exhibition, such as design, handcraft, architecture, sculpture, graphic design and installation.
Luca Frei’s previous solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Glarus; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, and Lunds konsthall. Group exhibitions include Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp; and Moderna Museet, Malmö/Stockholm.
N.B. In Swedish.
Admission free, number of seats limited to 50 due to Covid-19. Admission from 5.30 pm.
Image: Luca Frei, Malmö Konsthall 2020. Photo: Helene Toresdotter
PERFORMANCE: Simone Forti’s See Saw
Sunday 30.8 at 2.30 pm
(max. 50 persons in the main exhibition hall)
In connection to the exhibition Från dag till dag [From day to day], Luca Frei recreates the performance piece See Saw (1960), originally by Simone Forti, in collaboration with three dancers (Nidia Martínez Barbieri, Khamlane Halsackda & Majula Drammeh) from the group Nya Rörelsen. The performance will take place on the closing day of the exhibition. The work was first shown under the direction of Luca Frei at the Moderna Museet in 2015.
After the performance, at 3–3.30 pm, the artist Luca Frei is on site to sign the exhibition catalogue in the book shop. The catalogue can be bought in the book shop for SEK 80.
Simone Forti. See Saw, 1960. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2020 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Photo: Anne Tetzlaff. Image taken at Hollybush Gardens i London.
CREATIVE WORKSHOPS OUTDOORS THIS SUMMER
Welcome to our creative workshops at Konsthallstorget (outside the art hall) this summer!
During the summer of 2020, you are welcome to take part in our creative workshops at the square outside Konsthallen every Wednesday between 10.6 and 12.8 at 1–4.30 pm. Under the guidance of our art pedagogues, and inspired by our ongoing summer exhibition with Luca Frei, you can create your own art work. Luca Freis exhibition From day to day is a great source of inspiration: it presents a broad artistic production and connects both design, craftsmanship, architecture, acoustics and visual creation. The workshops include a short family presentation of the exhibition at 1 pm and 3 pm.
On a few occasions, Malmö Konsthall also organizes creative workshops in Rosengård and at the libraries (see timetable below).
About Covid-19: To minimize spread of infection we have a limited number of places in our workshops. Some waiting time may occur. No bookings in advance. Warmly welcome if you are healthy!
Creative workshop at Varda, in Vänskapsparken
Tuesday 16.6 at 1–3 pm
Monday–Wednesday 13.7–15.7 at 1–3 pm
Arabic-speaking staff available.
Creative workshops at the libraries
Thursday 6.8 at 1–3 pm, Oxiebiblioteket
Thursday 6.8 at 1–3 pm, Stadsarkivet
Tuesday 11.8 at 1–3 pm, Husiebiblioteket
Wednesday 12.8 at 1–3 pm, Bellevuegårdsbiblioteket
Friday 21.8 at 1–3 pm, Garaget
ART CONTEST FOR 15–25 YEAR OLDS
Are you aged 15–25? Would you like your artwork to be included in our new calendar for 2021?
Create a piece of art inspired by the theme “My Malmö” and send us a picture of the piece. Twelve works are selected to be included in the calendar of 2021. We will also share your work in our social media.
Participants must be aged 15–25. We receive contributions in two rounds. The deadline for the first round is 15.6 and for the second 30.8. All techniques and materials are approved. We need you to save your art work after finishing to get it published.
E-mail a picture of your art work to: email@example.com
NY AUDIOGUIDE - A guided tour
Now there are guided tours of the exhibition, customized for adults or children, to listen to directly in your mobile phone! Download the app A guided tour through App Store or Google Play and choose the tour that suits you and your company best. You can also download the app and listen to the tours at home.