Ordet "Mirakel" i ljusskrift upphöjt på en ställning. I bakgrunden duvor och delar av Möllevångstorget. Santiago Mostyn, Mirakel.


The word Miracle comes from Old French, derived from the Latin miraculum (object of wonder), miror (to wonder at), mirus (wonderful), and finally from the Proto-Indo-European root smei-, mei- (to smile, to be astonished). It is a word that is the same in many languages. It contains astonishment, promise, hope and expectation, yet it is imbued with impossibility.

Placed in Möllevångstorget the sign becomes a carrier of these dichotomies, and a metaphor referring to all the peoples and activities taking place below it at different times of the day: market sellers, pub-goers, petty thieves, police vehicles, cyclists, lovers, horses, pedestrians and all.

Santiago Mostyns practice evolves around issues of belonging, national identity and cultural differences. His work builds on personal interactions with subcultural societies throughout the world.

On Malmös leende

In Malmös Leende, a group of international and Swedish artists interact with the city and it’s public space. They try to deconstruct simplistic depictions and explore its complex reality. Their works deal with a broad aspect of issues pertaining to politics, religion, language, belonging and cityscape.

Malmös Leende is produced by Public Art Agency Sweden and realized in collaboration with the City of Malmö.

Find the artwork

Möllevångstorget, Malmö, Sverige