Souvenir – Jan Rothuizen

SCHUNCK Glass Palace

08-06-2020 t/m 30-11-2020

Entree: gratis

Category: Visual arts

Audience: Adults

Heerlen recorded in a three-dimensional installation.

Visual artist Jan Rothuizen (1968) presents Souvenir, an installation of floating lanterns in the in the former shop window of the Glaspaleis. The lanterns are a visual account of walks he made through Heerlen. The shapes and texts refer to the windows and windows of this city.

Rothuizen is best known for The Soft Atlas, a collection of drawn floor plans in which he not only draws and describes what is there, but also what he thinks, feels and suspects. The stories he tells about places in his work can be read like maps, without a fixed beginning or end.

His drawings are published monthly in de Volkskrant and in book form. Recently a drawing by Rothuizen about Heerlen appeared in the Volkskrant. In 2011 he made a drawing in Hoensbroek. Both drawings can be seen in the showcase.

Rothuizen’s work has been shown in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, in Cairo and in the New Museum, the MOMA in New York.


September 2020 - adopt a lantern *sold out*

Be the owner of a unique work of art and bring this ‘souvenir’ back to the city!

The colorful lanterns that visual artist Jan Rothuizen (1968) incorporated in his installation Souvenir travel back into the city of Heerlen (and the surrounding area).  For a symbolic amount of € 25, € 35 or € 45 adopters of a lantern became part of this special art project. More information here >>

juli 2020 - opening

The installation opened simultaneously with Heerlen Rooftop Uit je dak tentoonstelling,  Ik en mijzelf  – Toon Tellegen & Ingrid Godon, Mural: George Korsmit – Homage to the Soul,  & Driver’s Seat x Aad de Haas. More information will follow . Due to Corona measures the opening was held online via following (Dutch) video:

June 2020 - Heerlen in the soft Atlas

For Volkskrant, Rothuizen publishes a drawing about his observations in Heerlen.

25 may - start

In the week of May 25, Rothuizen will start building the installation in the display case. The colorful lanterns are given their place in the nearly 30-meter-long display case of the SCHUNCK Glass Palace.

april 2020 - teaser

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