Malmö Konsthall

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Malmö Konsthall
Klas Anshelm's Malmö Konsthall.jpg
Established 1975
Location Malmö, Scania, Sweden
Coordinates 55°35′43″N 12°59′57″E / 55.595403°N 12.999128°E / 55.595403; 12.999128
Website http://www.konsthall.malmo.se

Malmö Konsthall is one of the largest exhibition halls in Europe for contemporary art, it opened in 1975.[1] The hall is located in the center of Malmö, Sweden. Admission is free.[2]

Building[edit]

Ceiling

The hall was designed by architect Klas Anshelm, who was inspired by the Paris studio of the sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. It is constructed of concrete, glass, wood and aluminium. The ceiling is made of domes with natural and artificial light sources. The light well has a large sloping skylight admitting northern light.[1] The gallery was renovated in 1994, connecting the older brick building next door (the Hantverkshuset, or Craft Building) with the exhibition hall, and thus gaining space for a book store selling books, posters and postcards, a children’s area and a restaurant that offers south Swedish food.[3]

Exhibitions[edit]

The hall arranges exhibitions of international work that included modern art classics and current experiments.[1] Usually there are about ten different exhibitions each year, attracting over 200,000 visitors. Exhibitions of well-known artists have included Edvard Munch, Van Gogh, Louise Bourgeois and David Shrigley.[3] Other exhibitions have shown Kandinsky, Klee, Joan Miró, Giovanni Giacometti, Keith Haring, Andres Serrano, Peter Greenaway and Tony Cragg.[4] As well as painting and sculpture, the hall is used for events such as theater performances, films and lectures.[3] The Malmö Konsthall also organizes many educational activities for adults and children.[4]

A travel guide says of the center "In our view, no other venue in southern Sweden so effectively mingles contemporary architecture with modern paintings".[5] Another guide says "even if there was no art there, would be worth visiting for its use of light and space".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Malmö Konsthall". Malmö Konsthall. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Malmö Konsthall". fluxwurx. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ a b c "Malmö Konsthall". Öresundsregionen Online. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Our Editor Tours The Magnificent Malmö Konsthall Museum In Malmö, Sweden". Art Knowledge News. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  5. ^ Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince (2009). Frommer's Sweden. John Wiley and Sons. p. 226. ISBN 0-470-43214-4. 
  6. ^ "Malmö konsthall". Visit Sweden. Retrieved 2011-05-22.