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Embrace me – Driver’s Seat x Aad de Haas

Schunck Glass Palace, Aad de Haas Hall (0, Music school)


14-04-2020 t/m 23-08-2020

Entree: gratis

Category: Visual arts

Audience: Adults

Driver’s Seat, SCHUNCK’s youth ambassadors, presents an exhibition with works from the Aad de Haas collection. In their own unique way the group brings new stories to life -that match current events- based on the black and white works by De Haas. This way, a young generation is getting acquainted with the work and life of the artist.

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Aad de Haas, Driver’s Seat, SCHUNCK’s youth section, has made a selection of 25 works of art from SCHUNCK’s Aad de Haas collection. They are exclusively black & white works, nearly all of which concern themes of power, sexuality and equality. They relate to the world around us, how we interact with others and how we see ourselves.

In times such as these (COVID-19, 2020), in which our interaction with others is strained, the chosen title Omarm me (Embrace me) suddenly seemed inappropriate. But because of our increasing yearning for proximity and touch, the title in fact became more relevant than ever. In the words of Driver’s Seat member Boris: “Given the increased craving for personal contact, alongside the eschewal of nastier forms of contact, we felt it was okay to entitle the collection thus. […] Omarm de chaos (‘Embrace the chaos’). Embrace the expected and the unexpected. Embrace each other.  Embrace Aad de Haas and embrace Driver’s Seat. Embrace this collection and just go with the flow.”

Of the exhibits on display, each member of Driver’s Seat chose a favourite work and described it in his or her own words, recorded in an audio clip for Onzichtbare Collectie (available via the SCHUNCK website). These quotes (in Dutch) help throw some more light on these works in the exhibition.

This exhibition is part of the theme year Aad de Haas – 100 years. A collaboration between SCHUNCK Museum in Heerlen, the Limburgs Museum in Venlo and Chabot Museum in Rotterdam in honor of the 100th anniversary of the striking, non-conformist Limburg artist with Rotterdam roots: Aad de Haas.

practical info

This exhibition is opened on Thue-Sun 12:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.

aad de haas 100th anniversary

On December 30, 2020, Aad de Haas, the striking, non-conformist Limburg artist with Rotterdam roots, would have turned 100 years old. To honor the artist, SCHUNCK Museum in Heerlen, Limburgs Museum in Venlo, Museum van Bommel van Dam in Venlo and Chabot Museum in Rotterdam are organizing a relay of exhibitions and programming to illuminate Aad de Haas and his work from different perspectives.

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