04/05/2024, 3:00 pm,

Rasmus Myrup, The Völva’s Live Déjà Vu

, Kunsthalle Münster

Rasmus Myrup

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Welcome to a folkloric gossip session with artist Rasmus Myrup and his many ancient friends. For an afternoon some of the characters from his installation Outside Salon des Refusés will come to life. In his performance, Myrup invoke the undying spirit of The Völva by the flickering LED—reanimated baddie who is friends with all the mythological beings from Myrup’s figures, shown in the exhibition forms of the surrounding futures.

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—as in his performance. Völva, incarnated by Rasmus Myrup, will purge theirs most personal stories to us humans, so she can go back to them and be a good ally. So, get ready for an afternoon of well-meaning meanness soaked in care, and a lot of sentences that start with the epitome of the juiciest gossip: „I love her so much, but…“

The gossip session will take about 90 minutes. The performance will be in English, with a few interjections in Danish, Swedish and Old Norse (for any Iron Age folks who may be in attendance).

Rasmus Myrup (born 1991, Frederiksberg) investigates the big narratives of humanity’s existance, evolution, and history through the lens of samll, personal, and intimate emotions. Through his practice, he seeks to understand other times, species, and worlds – and in that way everything from the Neanderthals to trees or folklore can provide new perspectives on our understanding of death, sex and power. Myrup has recently exhibited at: Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen (2020); High Art, Paris (2020); Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (2021); Hordaland Kunstcenter, Bergen (2021); Maison Du Danemark, Paris (2022) Kunstverein Göttingen (2023); Jack Barett Gallery, New York City (2023) and the 12th Götheborg International Biennial (2023)

The performance is supported by:

In the context of the exhibition

forms of the surrounding futures: Rodrigo Hernández, Agnė Jokšė, Tarik Kiswanson, Esse McChesney, Rasmus Myrup, Ania Nowak, Luiz Roque, Ana Vaz

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18/07/2024, 6:00 pm,

Guided tour through the exhibition forms of the surrounding futures: Rodrigo Hernández, Agnė Jokšė, Tarik Kiswanson, Esse McChesney, Rasmus Myrup, Ania Nowak, Luiz Roque, Ana Vaz with Jolanda Saal

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04/08/2024, 4:30 pm,

Rasmus Myrup, The Völva’s Live Déjà Vu

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04/08/2024, 3:00 pm,

Director's tour through the exhibition forms of the surrounding futures: Rodrigo Hernández, Agnė Jokšė, Tarik Kiswanson, Esse McChesney, Rasmus Myrup, Ania Nowak, Luiz Roque, Ana Vaz with Merle Radtke

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03/05/2024, 7:30 pm,

Ania Nowak, To the Aching Parts (Manifesto)!

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04/05/2024, 2:00 pm,

Artist talk with Rodrigo Hernández

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23/06/2024, 3:00 pm,

Guided tour through the exhibition forms of the surrounding futures: Rodrigo Hernández, Agnė Jokšė, Tarik Kiswanson, Esse McChesney, Rasmus Myrup, Ania Nowak, Luiz Roque, Ana Vaz with Jolanda Saal

, Kunsthalle Münster