SCHUNCK Glass Palace
08-09-2021 t/m 03-07-2022
Painting x staircase
In 2020, SCHUNCK purchased three works of art by Dan Zhu for the SCHUNCK art collection. Two of the works won the prestigious Royal Prize for Free Painting. The SCHUNCK collection, formerly known as the municipal collection of Heerlen, is the oldest collection of contemporary art in Limburg. Since its founding in the 1950s, ‘renewal’ has been a recurring theme of the collection and since then the city has been busy creating a varied selection of contemporary works.
At the invitation of SCHUNCK, Dan Zhu has asked visual artist Astrid Nobel as a collaboration partner for this assignment to collaborate on a new wall painting in the staircase of the Glaspaleis. Zhu and Nobel both studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.