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Jan Rothuizen / Souvenir

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


SCHUNCK Glaspaleis

Rothuizen is best known for The Soft Atlas, a collection of drawn maps 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 appear monthly in the Volkskrant, a national  Dutch newspaper,  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 are on display 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.

June 2020 - Heerlen in the soft Atlas

The drawing that appeared in Dutch news paper the Volkskrant in June about Jojo city Heerlen is now also available as a limited edition silkscreen in the museum shop.

Jan Rothuizen
"Jojo city" Heerlen June 2020
50 x 35 cm
retail price: € 22.50

Heerlen MASTER Volkskrant Jan Rothuizen

25 May 2020 - start construction

In the week of 25 May, Rothuizen will start building up the installation in the showcase. The colourful lanterns will get their place in the nearly 30-metre-long showcase of the SCHUNCK Glaspaleis.

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13 June 2020 - Jan Rothuizen and his take on the city of Heerlen

In the L1 Culture Café, Jan Rothuizen talks about his view of the city of Heerlen.
Listen back to the 13 June 2020 broadcast here (in Dutch).

juli 2020 - Officiële opening van de tentoonstelling

september 2020 - lanterns for adoption sold out

In September 2020, the colourful lanterns that visual artist Jan Rothuizen (1968) incorporated into his installation Souvenir will travel back into the city of Heerlen (and its surroundings). Interested parties adopt a lantern for a symbolic amount of €25, €35 or €45 and thus become part of this special art project. The amount paid for the adoption flows back to the project. The adopted lanterns also find their way to the media. For example, L-Magazine will devote an article to them in spring 2021.