Post-graffiti art in the Schiedam glass factory
Artists with roots in graffiti culture are given a unique platform on the grounds of the Glasfabriek, the former glass factory in Schiedam. Over 20 years ago, these artists would go out at night with a spray can, leaving their work behind on walls, doors and other places on the frayed edges of the city. Their practice developed as visual artists, as shown in this exhibition curated by design duo Opperclaes, commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Around 30 national and international makers exhibit in various warehouse spaces to produce their work on site. Glass-Hard. Post-graffiti art in the Schiedam glass factory is open untill January 16th.
‘This form of art has never before been seen in the Netherlands on this scale,’ say Linda van der Vleuten and Bruce Tsai-Meu-Chong of Opperclaes. On the immense doors and walls of the Glasfabriek warehouses, artists are showing wall and floor paintings, photographs, sculpture and video. The site also offers space for three-dimensional work including a seven-metre-high tower. In a special atelier space you can even get to work yourself with a brush, spray can and some self-made materials.
Exhibition ‘Glass-Hard. Post-graffiti art in the Schiedam glass factory’
De Glasfabriek Schiedam
Until January 16, 2022
Photos: Aad Hoogendoorn, Mark Bolk, Dudok Real Estate (overview Glass Factory)