We always need heroes
Opening Saturday 7 Oct, 5–7pm
The exhibition will be opened by Frank van der Stok and the consul for Iceland Wouter Jongepier
Sunday 8 Oct, 4–6pm
Screening, artist talk and performance with guest Myriam van Imschoot
Sunday 22 Oct, 3–5pm
Screening and artist talk with guest Sarah van Lamsweerde
Opening times: Thurs–Sun, 2–6pm, and by appointment
WG Plein, opp no.80,
1054 DM Amsterdam
We always need heroes is a long term multi-disciplinary art project delving into the psychological and social dynamics of Iceland’s Crash of 2008. Rather than purely economic, the Crash was the collapse of a collective narrative and myth. Heinrich has spent two years interviewing and listening to numerous Icelanders. Their testimonies, insights and voices are the raw material for her video and performance works and artist book, which question the effects and potential of a crisis.
This project is made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and SÍM artists’ residency, Reykjavík. The project’s eponymous artist book will be published by Fw:Books later this year.