The show, Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude, is written and performed by Kitty Walsh of Modern Folk, a gallery based in Bermondsey, London. It is pitched as a comic, interactive exploration of the life and times of the German painter, printmaker and theorist.
Walsh’s shop, which opened last October, specialises in contemporary and traditional folk art but for this show, she will draw on her experience as an independent art historian. She aims to reposition the historical figure as a figure for the millennial generation, and in her show will discuss “magical wonders of the New World, filthy religious propaganda and the ancient rivalry between the rhino and the elephant”.
A first preview of the show takes place tomorrow evening at the Dead Dolls House in Islington. Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30.
During Edinburgh festival the performance takes place at Venue 50, C Cubed from 12:45pm from August 3-28 but not the 15th. It is 50 minutes long.