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Malmo Konsthall

Malmö Konsthall is an exhibition hall located in the centre of Malmö, Sweden. It is one of the largest exhibition halls of modern art in Europe.


The hall was designed by architect Klas Anshelm (1914-1980), who was inspired by the Parisian workshop of sculptor Constantine Brâncuși. The hall was built between 1971 and 1974 in concrete, glass, wood and aluminium. The ceiling is made of domes with natural and artificial light sources. The light well has a large inclined skylight that allows northern lighting to pass. The building was awarded the Kasper Salin Prize by the Swedish Architects Association in 1974.

The gallery was renovated in 1994, combining an old brick building in the neighborhood (Hantverkshuset or Craft Building) with an exhibition hall, thus gaining space for a bookstore selling books, posters and postcards, a playground and a restaurant offering Swedish dishes.


The hall organizes exhibitions of international works, including classics of contemporary art and current experiments. Around ten different exhibitions are usually held each year, attracting over 200,000 visitors. Exhibitions of famous artists include Edward Munch, Van Gogh, Louise Bourgeois and David Shrigley. Other exhibitions have included Kandinsky, Clay, Joan Miro, Giovanni Giacometti, Keith Haring, Andres Serrano, Peter Greenaway and Tony Cragg. In addition to painting and sculpture, the hall is used for events such as theatre performances, films and lectures. Malmö Consthall also organises numerous educational events for adults and children.

A guide to the centre says: "In our opinion, no other place in southern Sweden combines modern architecture with modern painting so effectively. Another guide says that "even if there was no art there, it would be worth visiting for the use of light and space".

Malmo Konsthall