Raketstart vanuit de Bredase Binnenstad (Rocket launch from the city center of Breda), 1965-1966, gouache, black and red chalk, Manilla board, mounted on a passe-partout, 17.8 x 23 cm, (courtesy of the artist and Stedelijk Museum Breda), detail
The title refers to Raketstart vanuit de Bredase binnenstad (Rocket Launch from Breda city centre) (1965) by Pieter Laurens Mol. This drawing, from the museum’s collection, shows a rocket lifting off from the heart of the city. In relation to the exhibition, the title refers to the Breda’s potential as a launch platform for talent and imagination.
Rocket Launch is the first step to making the best possible use of this potential. In the coming years, Stedelijk Museum Breda wants to increase the visibility of visual arts from Breda, working together with urban, regional and national partners, and strengthening the position of art and artists.