How the city is planned and designed – its street names and its public art – reflects how political tendencies and values have exerted their influence during different periods of times The same applies to the collections in art museums, where some individuals are portrayed as subjects and given names, while others are depicted as anonymous bodies. In our shared spaces, we preserve specific historical fragments, while leaving others to pass into oblivion. Some have a voice, while others are silenced.
In her performative walk, Hanni Kamaly traces how shifting ideologies and power relations have shaped the city of Malmö. Together we will visit locations that many of us pass bye every day, however, likely without reflecting on their relationship to Carl Linnaeus and his system of taxonomy, the lucrative trade of the East Indian Company, or Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s “curious civilizing-project” Couchi, the enslaved boy she received as a gift and named Gustav Badin.
Hanni Kamaly has in recent years attracted attention for her films, sculptures, and performative lectures, which shed light on out how certain groups of people are systematically stripped of their humanity and agency. Her art traces the workings and effects of racism and colonialism still ongoing in our present day. She brings together findings from archives and collections, with observations from pop-culture found in advertising, TV-series, movies and music. The artist’s research centers on the human body, home of the subject and the surface of which ideologies and power structures are projected.
Welcome to join the walk!
Dates for Markings, in Swedish and English:
Friday 21 August at 11.30–12.15 (swe) and 13.00–13.45 (eng)
Saturday 22 August at 13.00–13.45 (eng) and 14.00–14.45 (swe)
Friday 28 August at 11.30–12.15 (swe) and 13.00–13.45 (eng)
Saturday 29 August at 13.00–13.45 (eng) and 14.00–14.45 (swe)
Friday 4 September at 11.30–12.15 (swe) FULLY BOOKED and 13.00–13.45 (eng) FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 5 september at 13.00–13.45 (eng) FULLY BOOKED and 14.00–14.45 (swe) FULLY BOOKED
Friday 16 October at 11.30–12.15 (swe) FULLY BOOKED and 13.00–13.45 (eng) FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 17 October at 13.00–13.45 (eng) FULLY BOOKED and 14.00–14.45 (swe) FULLY BOOKED
The walk is about 3 km long, accessible to everyone and free of charge. The number of participants is limited. Register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanni Kamaly (b. 1988 in Hamar, Norway) works with our common history as artistic material. She is educated at Malmö Academy of Art, Bergen Academy of Arts and the International Art Academy of Palestine. This autumn, she is currently a contributing artist in the São Paulo Biennale.