Porträttbild av konstnären Michael Rakowitz som står framför ett av sina verk i konsthallen
Michael Rakowitz with the exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud), 2019. Foto: Helene Toresdotter

Dar Al Sulh – Conversation Series

4.8 – 5.8 2022

In collaboration with the Iraqi Cultural Association of Malmö, Malmö Konsthall is hosting a series of conversations that relate to the project Dar Al Suhl within a local context.

Michael Rakowitz’s exhibition The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G), September 2019 – January 2020, was with 90 000 visitors the most visited exhibition at Malmö Konsthall in ten years. The exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Iraqi Cultural Association of Malmö who hosted the well-attended vernissage, held guided tours of the exhibition and organised a number of events under the exhibition period. This August, Michael Rakowitz returns to Malmö with the artist Regine Basha and Dar Al Sulh, a project that they started together in 2013 with Professor Ella Shohat. The main focus of Dar Al Sulh is to establish a space dedicated to conciliation, a space shaped by the preparing and sharing of food and the conversations that take place during a meal. In collaboration with the Iraqi Cultural Association of Malmö, Malmö Konsthall is hosting a seminar during Michael Rakowitz and Regine Bashas’s visit, a series of conversations that relate to the Dar Al Suhl project within a local context. As project leader for Dar Al Sulh Malmö, Lina Al-Nahar has compiled a series of themes for discussion and invited guest speakers to participate.

Guest speakers:

Michael Rakowitz, artist, Chicago

Regine Basha, artist, Madrid

Ella Shohat, Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University, NYC

Jonas Alwall, Senior Lecturer in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Malmö University and representative from Kraftsamling Herrgården

Erin Cory, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Art, Culture and Communication at Malmö University

Robert Nilsson Mohammadi, associate senior lecturer, Dep. of Society, Culture, and Identity, Malmö University, and the community archive Gathered Voices of Malmö

Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Associate Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, and Senior Researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare

Mats Stjernstedt, Director at Malmö Konsthall

Lina Al-Nahar, Chairperson for the Iraqi Cultural Association of Malmö and Project Leader for Dar Al Sulh Malmö

Programme:

4/8 11:00 – Hospitality. Who takes on the roles of host and guest?

With Regine Basha, Jonas Alwall and Michael Rakowitz. The conversation will be led by Jonas Alwall.

4/8 14:00 – Ethnicity, intersectionality and belonging.

With Erin Cory, Ella Shohat and Michael Rakowitz. The conversation will be led by Robert Mohammadi Nilsson. Ella Shohat will participate digitally.

5/8 kl.11.00 – Institutional power and representation.

With Lina Al-Nahar, Regine Basha, Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Robert Mohammadi Nilsson, Mats Stjernstedt and Michael Rakowitz.

The conversations will be held in English and will each last around an hour.

Room C, Malmö Konsthall

Free entry, pre-registration is not required.