In the selection of the works, Malmö konsthall has worked with Björn Springfeldt, former director of Moderna Museet and Malmö Konsthall, who has unique knowledge of the collection.
“I’ve based my choices purely on pleasure; I selected works that I thought would go well with the fantastic architecture of Malmö Konsthall. This is a veritable dream assignment for me,” comments Björn Springfeldt, who was the
director of Malmö Konsthall between 1986 and 1989, and of Moderna Museet between 1990 and 1996.
The exhibition focuses on the more eccentric and sharp parts of the 20th-century collection, including such works as Paulina Wallenberg-Olsson’s bullet-proof dress, Marcel Duchamp’s notorious urinal and Edward Kienholz’s The State Hospital.
“It’s always exciting to see “your” works in a new environment. Björn knows this collection as intimately as I do, and the final result is without a doubt an exquisitely exciting slice of 20th-century masterpieces and successful
acquisitions from the last two decades,” says museum director Lars Nittve.
Visitors to Malmö Konsthall will encounter works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Meret Oppenheim, Bror Hjorth, Ola Billgren, Marie-Louise Ekman, Öyvind Fahlström and John-é Franzén. In addition, there is a significant section on photography, with works by Nobuyoshi Araki and Irving Penn, among others.
Young contemporary art is represented by artists such as Suzan Etkin, Ebba Matz, Simon Starling, Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Peter Geschwind.