[Cancelled]1646: Rasmus Myrup – The Völva’s Live Déjà Vu

Fri 22 March
20.00–22.00
€3,00–€5,00

“We have some gossip to share, though this one comes with sadness.

Unfortunately, we have to announce the cancellation of Rasmus Myrup’s Background Evening in The Grey Space in the Middle and the book launch in Page Not Found. Rasmus has a knee injury and he can’t travel to the Netherlands. If you already purchased a ticket, you will receive a refund. We are looking into options to reschedule the event for a later date.”

Hosted by 1646

“Come along for an evening of folkloric gossip at the Grey Space in The Middle. By the flickering LED-candles, Rasmus Myrup will invoke the undying spirit of The Völva – a reanimated baddie who is friends with all the mythological beings from Myrup’s exhibition at 1646, Salon des Refusés.”

“While humans are not usually supposed to know the secrets of the ancient deities and forest spirits of Scandinavia, The Völva is happy to divulge and tell all – as long as you promise not to tell Odin…. Because she needs to unload some of the juicy stories about betrayal, binge drinking, love and Airbnb.

Rasmus Myrup’s figures, based on tales from Norse Mythology and Southern Scandinavian history, will come to life for one evening, so get ready for backstories and bleeding hearts, with a drink in your hand.

The session will be in English, with a few interjections in Danish, Swedish and Old Norse (for any Iron Age folks who may be in attendance). The performance is presented on the occasion of his exhibition Salon des Refusés at 1646, and based on Rasmus Myup’s new book, The Völva’s Bestiary of Best Friends, which will be launched at Page Not Found the evening prior.

These recent works of Myrup’s react to how the cultural past is repeatedly hijacked by extreme right-wing conservatives attempting to distort history to fit into their often patriarchal, misogynist, homophobic, cis-centric worldview. Resisting this suffocating grip, Myrup re-reads the sources of the past and brings forth their sensuous, queer and progressive characters.”

The performance is presented on the occasion of his exhibition Salon des Refusés at 1646, and based on Rasmus Myup’s new book, The Völva’s Bestiary of Best Friends, which will be launched at Page Not Found the evening prior.

Practical Information

The event starts at 20.00

Regular ticket price: €4,00
Student ticket price: €3,00
Door ticket price: €5,00 regular; €4,00 student discount

1646

1646 is an art space in the heart of The Hague. We believe that art has the power to question the status quo and challenge normative representations of reality. This is why our experimental and international public program celebrates encounters with uncertainty and multiple perspectives. We focus on solo exhibitions and provide the means for local and international artistic practices to thrive. It supports artists to experiment and make new work, often for their Dutch debuts.

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