This fall, Malmö Konsthall opens one of its largest group exhibitions in later years, featuring Malmö-based artists and the city’s dynamic art scene. The exhibition In the City Grows a Field contains works by 50 artists from different generations showcasing many artistic expressions. This teeming and rich presentation reflects art’s tenacity and integrity and the collective forces that create unique conditions for artists to work in Malmö.
The exhibition reflects the dynamic energy of the city, its attraction for artists to move to Malmö and stay there, the tenacity and integrity of art, and its network of alternative and artist-run exhibition spaces. The collective forces that create the conditions for artists to work in Malmö are highlighted: a unique collegial, artistic, and organizational situation that creates ripples on the water outside the city’s borders and the established art institutions.
In the City Grows a Field is a teeming and rich presentation with artists from different generations, working in different media and with various artistic practices. It is a meeting place for the different alternative scenes and collectives that exist in the city and its audiences. The exhibition includes a multitude of techniques; painting, sculpture, and photography, installations and conceptual works, as well as political and social works.
The collective as an artistic practice is highlighted in the work ON-HOLD which includes about 20 artists in addition to the artist and initiator Johan Nahoj. With In the City Grows a Field, Malmö Konsthall takes a comprehensive approach to how to reflect the city’s art scene as well as how to expand the format and practice of making an exhibition. The exhibition spans over time and generations and includes artists born in the 1940s as well as the 1990s.