Art route Zwolle, 2016/2021

From station to city center

Zwolle Station is the second-biggest railway hub in the Netherlands, and now also an intersection of generations and eras thanks to the artwork
Portal by Ram Katzir and Hertog Nadler.

Portal is a permanent art route in which lives from different time periods interlink. The work consists of a panoramic video installation in Zwolle station, a series of sculptures on the way to the city center and a bronze blue line connecting all the elements. This work was made possible with the participation of more than 500 locals who featured in the video work as time travelers.

Originally installed in 2016, Portal marks a path from the railway station to the city center. In line with the renovation of the station square the art route was expanded in 2021 with new works. The entire route can be experienced from different directions and is designed without a beginning or end.

Portal was made possible with the help of ProRail and  generous contributions by the European Union, the municipality of Zwolle, the province of Overijssel, Shosho, and the Mondriaan Fund.

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