Painting 'Irreversible' by Ad Schouten restored

BKOR archive

Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Time: 17.00 hours
Location: Bloemfonteinstraat

On this mural in the ornamental frame on the Bloemfonteinstraat, the Rotterdam artist Ad Schouten, who died in 2017, gives a picture of himself as a ten-year-old boy in the 50 years. Schouten lived here until his 12e, together with his parents and his grandmother. The boy overlooks Katendrecht and the then busy Maashaven, where loading and unloading took place and where children could play endlessly. Local residents kept an eye on things and there was a great deal of solidarity and social control. With Irreversible Schouten refers to the passing of this period.

On Wednesday 25 April at 17.00, the work of Ad Schouten will be reopened with words from Siebe Thissen (head of BKOR, CBK Rotterdam). Following the restoration and reopening of the mural Irreversible the VOX publication is also presented in De Player (location: Hillelaan 49D). The publication was made by Gerard Bellaart, fellow of Ad Schouten at the academy of visual arts, and Rob de Moes, friend of Ad, following Ad's death on 19 July 2017. VOX contains a poem by Ad, fifteen images of his works, excerpts from an e-mail exchange between Ad and Gerard and a text by Rob de Moes.