From 14 June to 26 June 2021, the next edition of David Bade draws Heerlen will take place.
With support from the BankGiro Lottery Fund, SCHUNCK will realise a series of special group encounters and portraits with artist David Bade from 2020 to 2023 within the project David Bade draws Heerlen. For instance, Bade trained with the ladies of the Pink Peril Roller Derby and will now immerse himself in the Heerlen dance scene with the help of the breakdancers of HFC crew. For this series, David will create painted portraits and/or sculptures to be included in Heerlen's city collection, immortalising the city's people in the art collection. Bade works in a studio in the public space, to create new art pieces in front of the public.
David Bade (Willemstad (Curaçao), 1970) is a Dutch sculptor, installation artist, painter, draughtsman and co-founder of the IBB (Instituto Buena Bista) platform in Curaçao. Bade and SCHUNCK have a lifelong collaboration. This means that throughout his life, Bade regularly returns to Heerlen to draw diverse Heerlen people in ever-changing settings and environments. These works are added to the municipal collection managed by SCHUNCK. This creates an image archive that records the DNA of Heerlen. In addition, SCHUNCK and Bade are committed to the tailor-made talent development programme for aspiring artists: Badeklasse.
SCHUNCK in Heerlen is a museum for contemporary visual arts and architecture, a public library and a music and dance school. The museum pushes the boundaries of its public and of important art forms through exhibitions and educational programmes. Through programming in the monumental Glaspaleis and in the city of Heerlen, contemporary art and architecture enter into dialogue with the city and the world.
HFC crew is a breakdance crew from Heerlen. They travel at home and abroad to participate in competitions. "Very cool that we get to join David in this project to give communities from Heerlen more visibility. Besides, we hope he can appreciate our craziness and stunts, haha." says Jop Vermeesch of HFC.