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WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Michael Rakowitz
Saturdays & Sundays 14.9–1.12 at 1–4.30 pm


Open workshop for all ages. Get inspired by The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G) and create your own art. Starts with a guided tour at 1 pm.

Free of charge, but limited number of seats.


Fridays 20.9 – 13.12 2019 at 1 pm

Main exhibition hall

Welcome to our guided tours in English of the current exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G), every Friday at 1 pm!

Guidade tours in Swedish are held daily at 2 pm.


SPECIAL TOURS – Stories from Iraq
29.9, 6.10, 20.10, 10.11, 24.11 (in arabic), 8.12, 12.1 (in arabic)
Sundays 2 pm

Main exhibition hall

Our guides team up with members of the Iraqi Cultural Association for special tours of  The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G).
In Swedish.

In cooperation with Irakiska Kulturföreningen Malmö

Bild: Michael Rakowitz. The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud, Panel 19). Photo: Nick Ash.



Wednesday 23 October at 6 pm (45 min)
Sunday 24 November at 2 pm (Stories from Iraq 45 min)
Sunday 1 December at 2 pm ( 45 min)
Sunday 12 January at 2 pm (Stories from Iraq 45 min)

Guided tours in Arabic of Michael Rakowitz The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G)

Guidade tours in Swedish are held daily at 2 pm.

Photo: Michael Rakowitz, The invisible enemy should not exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud),detail, 2019. Courtesy Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin. Foto: Helene Toresdotter


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This fall, students from 16 primary school classes have created their own art in Konsthallen’s creative workshop, inspired by the Michael Rakowitz exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G). The task at hand was to contemplate what should be saved for future generations; objects that would act as signifiers for the here and now. Using papier-mâché, the same material Michael Rakowitz utilises, the students created objects of personal significance. Some of the students also chose to write stories that resonate with their creations. These stories have been collected by Stadsarkivet, to be viewed as documents of the present day together with pictures of the objects.

Project managers and artistic educators: Inger Lönngren-Cranmer, Ylva Brännström och Johannes Kjellgren.
Artist: Aleksandra Kucharska
A warm thanks to: Kroksbäcksskolan 4B, Kroksbäcksskolan 4A, Glasbruksskolan 4A, Glasbruksskolan 4A, Husieskolan 4C, Husieskolan 4D, Ängdalsskolan 4, Ängdalsskolan 5, Kommunikationsskolan 5K, Augustenborgsskolan 4A, Augustenborgsskolan 4C, Gottorpsskolan 7D2, Lindängeskolans särskola gr 6-9, Vittra västra hamnen 7, Montessorigrundskolan Maria 7.

This project is a cooperation between Barnkulturenheten, Malmö Kulturskola, Malmö Konsthall and Malmö Stadsarkiv.

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Saturday 16.11 at 1–3 pm


Text in arabic

Is it possible to feel at home in Malmö and still feel comfortable with ones’ history and multiple identities? How do we take care of each other’s differences while at the same time creating a common future?

In connection with Michael Rakowitz’s exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G), we explore the tension between identity as an origin and identity as a quest. In stories, in conversation, and over a light snack, we will share insights about Malmö’s identity and how we, as its inhabitants, constantly create it. We will also try to shed light on individual transformations from being a guest in the city to becoming a host.

The event is called Ya hele يا هله,  an Arabic welcoming phrase used in everyday and informal meetings. The wording provokes thoughts about who can be a host in the city and lead the conversation about its history, present, and future.

The program will start with a short film screening of a group interview, produced for the event, in which three citizens of Malmö talk about their backgrounds, their arrival to the city and what the city means to them.

Next, Lina Al-Nahar (Iraqi Cultural Association), Rakel Chukri (Sydsvenskan), Robert Nilsson Mohammadi (Malmö University), Armando Perla (The Museum of Movements), Mats Stjernstedt (Malmö Konsthall) and the audience will have a conversation about what happens when Malmö’s citizens and the city’s cultural institutions meet on equal terms and without disregard for each other’s unique experiences and knowledge. The conversation will be facilitated by Ana María Bermeo Ujueta from Rörelsernas museum (MoM) What is necessary to keep meetings inclusive, in order to avoid making a commodity of the other through “yet another integration project”?

Ya hele يا هله, is a collaboration between the Iraqi Cultural Association (IKF), the Institute for Studies in Malmö’s History at the University of Malmö (IMH), Malmö Konsthall & the Museum of Movements (MoM).


TALK IN PROGRESS: Carolina Söderholm and Elin Alvemark
Wednesday 20.11 at 7 pm


A talk about handicrafts´ importance for art, through history and today.

Elin Alvemark, Artist.
Carolina Söderholm, Critic and Art Historian.

Organiser: Galleri Rostrum and Malmö Konsthall


Image: Elin Alvemark


TALK: Among kings and eunuchs in Assyrian palaces


Susanne Berndt Ersöz is an Associate Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University. She will talk about the ancient Assyrian culture in connection to the fantastic Assyrian bas-reliefs and wall paintings. The Assyrian kingdom existed from about 2000 bc until 612 bc and had its centre in present day northern Iraq.

Michael Rakowitz The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G) displays 19 recreated Assyrian bas-reliefs, made from packeting material from the Middle East. The original bas-reliefs were destroyed by IS in 2015.

Samarr: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University

Samarr: ABF Malmö 

Image: Assyrian Relief, British Museum, London. Photo: Susanne Berndt Ersöz

Michael_Rakowitz, The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud, Panel 19), detalj 2018. Med tillstånd av Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin. Foto: Nick Ash.

WORKSHOP: Creative workshop in Finnish
Saturday 30.11 at 1.30–4 pm

Meeting point: the Bookstore

Guided tour and creative workshop inspired by the exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G). Recommended age from 4 years. We offer fika!

Free but limited number of places. Secure a place by emailing:
Co-organised with Finskt förvaltningsområde Malmö


Malmö Konsthall: taidetyöpaja koko perheelle suomeksi
Lauantaina 30.11 kl 13.30–16

Opastettu kierros ja taidepaja The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist näyttelyn innoittamana. Osallistujien suositeltu alaikäraja on 4 vuotta. Tarjoamme kahvit ja pientä purtavaa! Työpaja on ilmainen, mutta paikkoja on rajoitetusti.

Työpajaan ei tarvitse erikseen ilmoittautua, mutta jos haluat varmistaa paikkasi niin laita sähköpostia osoitteeseen

Image: Michael_Rakowitz, The invisible enemy should not exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud, Panel 19), detail, 2018. Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin. Photo: Nick Ash.


ADRIENNE RICH: Atlas över en invecklad värld
Wednesday 4.12


Adrienne Rich, one of America’s most loved and read poets has finally been published in Swedish. Meet the translators Athena Farrokhzad and John Swedenmark in a talk about Rich’s authorship. Also poetry reading with the poets Iman Mohammed, Niklas Törnlund and Adam Westman, who will be reading their own poems as well as poems by Adrienne Rich.

In Swedish.

Co-operator: ellerströms förlag and ABF Malmö

Image: Adrienne Rich. Photo: Robert Giard

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