A Revelation That Must Be Heard

A Revelation That Must Be Heard was a meeting initiated by Lisa Nyberg and EvaMarie Lindahl. The meeting was held at Moderna Museet Malmö on September 21 2014, the first Sunday after the Swedish election for parlament. The aim was to bring together artists and activists to discuss the most urgent issues of our time, and how to turn them into ” a revelation that must be heard”.

The spark that set fire to this event was a text written by Liz Fekete from The Institute of Race Relations in London, published in the Swedish magazine Bang during spring 2014. In this text she puts her faith in art and calls for a collaboration between artists and activist to come together to make the devestating migration politics of Europe visible and heard.

Invited speakers were Joachim Hamou, Interfem, Rani Nair, Bahareh Razekh Ahmadi, Anneli Carnelid, Kakan Hermansson, Allt åt Alla and Liz Fekete. The event was genourousely supported by Moderna Museet Malmö, Konstfrämjandet och ABF Malmö.

Because art has the power to strip back, to mine down deep below the surface of things, or to concentrate through abstraction, it can challenge structural violence and societal indifference. For ‘Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible. -Liz Fekete

More information can be found at:
(swedish) Facebookeventet
(swedish) Moderna Museet Malmö

Articles:
(swedish) Förbjudet att klottra på klottret, Fredrik Svensk för Aftonbladet (pdf)
(swedish) Så ska frågan ställas, Tomas Millroth för Sydsvenskan (pdf)
(swedish) Nu ska vi krossa patriarkatet – igen!, Annika Persson för Dagens Nyheter (pdf)