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


(Svenska) Vernissage Konstlyftet
Torsdag 28.3 kl 13–15

(Svenska) K-salen

Sorry, this entry is only available in Swedish.

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

Sunday 7.3 at 3 pm


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.

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


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_Cut from Liquid to Snake_2018_edit

Saturdays & Sundays 16.3–26.5
1–4.30 pm


Weekend workshop, open for everyone. Be inspired by the exhibition SPEED 2 and create your own art. Starts with a guided tour at 1 pm.

Free of charge.

N.B. no workshops on Easter Eve and Easter Day, 20.4 och 21.4
27.4, 28.4 Weekend workshop special, more information soon.

Image: Leslie Thornton. Cut From Liquid to Snake, 2018. HD Video, 27 min (still). Courtesy of the artist & Rodeo, London/Piraeus

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