BOOK CLUB: Read, explore & talk

Do you like to talk about what you have read and seen? Then you are welcome to Novellklubben + Konst – a collaboration between Lindängenbiblioteket and Malmö Konsthall.

We read three short stories or other short text with a thematic connection to the exhibition Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist. The meetings are at Malmö Konsthall and each meeting begins with a short tour of the exhibition.

N.B. In Swedish. For dates, see the Swedish page.

BOOK RELEASE: Lena Mattsson – The Window Opens to the World
Onsdag 30.9 kl 18–21

The bookshop/C-salen

The artistic world of the Malmö-based artist Lena Mattsson is presented in a new book published by Kerber Verlag in Berlin. Lars Gustaf Andersson, John Peter Nilsson and Charlotte Wiberg contribute with texts that shed light on Mattsson’s work from various aspects. The book is entitled The Window Opens to the World, based on what art historian Måns Holst-Ekström has said about Lena Mattson’s art: “The window opens up to the world”.

Lena Mattsson is recognized for her way of highlighting and challenging injustices and conflicts in our society. In several of her works, she herself actively participates and weaves in her own experiences – she identifies strongly with the most vulnerable in our society. This very personal, artistic and poetic interweaving of life and art gives her work a unique expression.

The book is richly illustrated and contains a number of previously unpublished installation photographs from Lena Mattsson’s solo exhibition A Small Fairytale at Malmö Konsthall (30.11–10.2 2002). The design is made by Andreas Nordström.

6–7 pm Lena Mattsson signs the book
The book is for sale to a reduced price in the book shop during the evening.

7–9 pm Conversation & display of the work of Lena Mattsson
Conversations about Mattsson’s artistic work together with Lars Gustaf Andersson, film researcher and author, and Charlotte Wiberg, author and film critic.

Lena Mattsson was born in Kungshamn in 1966 and works in Malmö. Mattsson is mainly a video and performance artist, but started as a painter and has not least been interested in the possibilities of watercolor. She also works as a curator for contemporary art. Her own works often refer to art history and film and are in an intense conversation with the present and history. She has participated in a number of exhibitions around the world. 

Image: When Hades Bursts with Blooms by Lena Mattsson. Video still with Lena Mattsson

Sunday 4.10, 2–4 pm


Artist Lisa Jeannin launch her new book MÄSTARVERKET, and a special edition; a Package from the Master [Mästaren] in an edition of 13. All published by Smaragdina Skrifter, Lisa Jeannin’s alchemical book publisher. The book and the package from the Master are designed by Leo Norgren.

Book signing by Lisa Jeannin, who is present during the release. MÄSTARVERKET is sold at a special price.


Malmö Konsthall & Malmö Konstmuseum

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AW med Fronesis: I. Jämlikhetens uppgång och fall i Sverige
Onsdag 7.10 kl 17–19

Mellanrummet/Restaurang SMAK

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(Svenska) Amfi-scenkonst: Svaghetens parti av Felicia Mulinari

(Svenska) C-salen

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NEW DATE AND TIME: Concert with Halvcirkel
Wednesday 14.10 at 7 pm

Main exhibition hall

*The concert is postponed from the 19.8 at 6 pm to 14.10 at 7 pm.

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.

Tonight’s programme
– 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, 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!

BOKRELEASE med samtal: Simulacra 2
Lördag 17.10 kl. 15


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AW med Fronesis: II. Egendom och kritik
Onsdag 21.10 kl 17–19

Mellanrummet/Restaurang SMAK

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THEATRE & BUFFÉ: Terroristens kropp by Christina Ouzounidis


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AW med Fronesis: III. Kolonisering, mark och naturresurser
Onsdag 18.11 kl 17–19

Mellanrummet/Restaurang SMAK

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AW med Fronesis: IV. Urbana rum, alternativa egendomsformer och rörelse
Onsdag 2.12 kl 17–19

Mellanrummet/Restaurang SMAK

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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 15.10. 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:

19.9 – 10.1

Malmö Konsthall arranges free dialogue-based tours for preschools, primary and secondary school classes. Tuesday – Thursday at 9 am – 5 pm, and Fridays at 11 am – 5 pm. Book no later than one week in advance

You are also warmly welcome with your SFI group, feel free to prepare with the information below.

Download (in swedish):

teachers guide

teachers guide for SFI

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