01/09/2023 • 29/10/2023
A Spell in the Alphabet Soup - Mike Bourscheid
A Spell in the Alphabet Soup marks Mike Bourscheid’s first exhibition in the Netherlands. The starting point of the work is the family home and its complexities. Large wooden Jumping Jacks, stained glass houses with medicinal herbs and a new video installation introduce us to autofictive characters inspired by the artist’s mother, who raised her child as a single parent. Mike uses costumes and props in his work to constantly change his identity, celebrating a child’s rich imagination and ways of storytelling that often get restrained by rationality later in life. Through his art, Mike examines and challenges traditional family roles, relationships and patriarchal power, ultimately questioning social conventions within our society.
1646 is an experimental art space in the center of The Hague. Their exhibition program shows innovative artistic practices, inviting local and international artists to make new work. Working with artists who approach complex ideas and life questions by means of fiction, humor, lots of color and play, 1646 introduces you to another way of seeing, to imagine the world differently, while embracing and celebrating the complexity of life with an open attitude. With a focus on solo projects, 1646 offers an in-depth perspective of the artist’s practice before it’s on view in big museums and exhibitions all around the world. Their experimental and free public program is dedicated to giving the artist and the visitor the trust, means and space for experiment, conversation and connection.
2512 CN Den Haag