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Sketch by Professor Stig Blomberg for well at Stortorget.1962 Photo: Malmö city archives

Markings – performative walks

Hanni Kamaly traces ideologies and power relations in the public spaces of Malmö

21.8 – 17.10 2020

Malmö

Join artist Hanni Kamaly for a performative walk and discover some of Malmö´ s public artworks in a new way. This autumn we head out to Malmö’s streets and squares. The discursive walks last for 45 minutes and all begin and end at the entrance of Moderna Museet Malmö.

How a city is designed – what its streets are called and what art is displayed there – reflects how political trends and values have influenced different periods of time. The same goes for the art museums’ collections where some people are portrayed as named subjects while others are portrayed as anonymous bodies. In our public spaces, a selection of historical fragments are preserved while others are allowed to fall into oblivion, some people are given voice while others remain silent.

The well-known and Malmö-based artist Hanni Kamaly traces, in her performative walks, how different ideologies and power relations have shaped the city of Malmö. Together we visit a selection of places in the city. Places that many of us pass by every day, but probably without giving much thought to their connections to Carl von Linnaeus’s systematization of the animal and plant kingdom, the East India Company’s lucrative trade traffic to China or the Danish queen Lovisa Ulrika’s “curious civilization project” – the enslaved boy Gustav Badin.

In recent years, Hanni Kamaly has received attention for films, sculptures and performances that depict how people have been deprived of humanity. Her art follows the effects of racism and colonialism into our own time. Discoveries in historical archives and collections are combined with popular cultural expressions in advertising, television series, films and music. At the center of the artist’s investigation is the human body, both as the subject’s abode and as the projection surface for cultural norms and power structures.

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In English, In Swedish