Malmö Konsthall

Malmö Konsthall is an hall exhibition located in the center of Malmö, Sweden. It is one of the largest exhibition halls for contemporary art in Europe.[1][2][3]

Malmö Konsthall
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LocationMalmö, Scania, Sweden
Coordinates55°35′43″N 12°59′57″E / 55.595403°N 12.999128°E / 55.595403; 12.999128



The hall was designed by architect Klas Anshelm (1914-1980), who was inspired by the Paris studio of the sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. It was built between 1971-1974 and 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 building was awarded the 1974 Kasper Salin Prize by the Swedish Association of Architects. [4]

The gallery was renovated in 1994, connecting the older brick building next door (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 Swedish food.[5]


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.[5] Other exhibitions have shown Kandinsky, Klee, Joan Miró, Giovanni Giacometti, Keith Haring, Andres Serrano, Peter Greenaway and Tony Cragg.[6] As well as painting and sculpture, the hall is used for events such as theater performances, films and lectures.[5] The Malmö Konsthall also organizes many educational activities for adults and children.[6]

A travel guide says of the center "In our view, no other venue in southern Sweden so effectively mingles contemporary architecture with modern paintings".[7] Another guide says "even if there was no art there, would be worth visiting for its use of light and space".[8]


  1. ^ a b c "About Malmö Konsthall". Malmö Konsthall. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  2. ^ "Malmö Konsthall". fluxwurx. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  3. ^ "Malmö Konsthall". Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Klas Anshelm (1914 - 1980)". Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Malmö Konsthall". Öresundsregionen Online. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  6. ^ a b "Our Editor Tours The Magnificent Malmö Konsthall Museum In Malmö, Sweden". Art Knowledge News. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  7. ^ Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince (2009). Frommer's Sweden. John Wiley and Sons. p. 226. ISBN 0-470-43214-4.
  8. ^ "Malmö konsthall". Visit Sweden. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2011-05-22.

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