26/01/2024 • 07/01/2024
Salon des Refusés - Rasmus Myrup
A group of folkloric folks who have been ousted from modern normativity are hanging out in the exhibition. They are all gravitating towards the entrance of a club, waiting for us to leave so that they can come alive. This is their safe space, a space without us. These mythological beings, with bodies that animate natural materials, wear custom-made garments that express their personalities, as contemporary embodiments of their ancient, actual legends. While the cultural past is often hijacked by right-wing conservatives, Rasmus re-reads the sources of the past and brings forth their sensuous, queer and progressive characters. These figures, like us, are an elongation of history, living and vibing in the current social and cultural moment.
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.
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