1:1 Period Rooms
Midway through the past century the historically appointed period room in many museums made way for the ‘white cube’. Modern art needed neutral, white exhibition walls instead of historically decorated rooms. From 1 February to 6 April 2015 Het Nieuwe Instituut is taking the period room as the basis for a programme devoted to exhibition models. For 1:1 Period Rooms, the Greek architect and artist Andreas Angelidakis designs an installation and draws on period rooms held in the collection at the Amsterdam Museum, which have not been presented to the public since the 1970s.
Het Nieuwe Instituut launched its new website on January 19. The site is built around so-called 'web magazines', independent sub-sites for different projects, which have their own visual identity and structure. Design: Studio Moniker, technical realisation: Hoppinger.
PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-Made Future is the third in a series of exhibitions about materials and their economic, cultural and social significance. Wood was the subject last time, and an exhibition about glass is currently under preparation. PLASTIC shows how far-reaching innovation in materials has fired the imagination for a century, yet continues to evoke doom scenarios.
The Netherlands builds in brick
The exhibition The Netherlands builds in brick modifies the assumed triumph of modernism in the period between the two world wars. Drawing on two collections of photographs from the archive, this third instalment in the series Surprising finds from the collection shows that brick remained a favoured construction material, even for experimentation.
Prix de Rome Architecture 2014
From 16 October on Het Nieuwe Instituut is presenting the work of the eight nominees for the Prix de Rome Architecture 2014. As the oldest and biggest Dutch prize for artists and architects younger than 40, the Prix de Rome has been organized and financed since 2012 by the Mondriaan Fund. The exhibition showcases the importance of design and innovation, key principles of all activities at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Het Nieuwe Instituut in Cologne
In the weekends of 18 and 24 January, Het Nieuwe Instituut is present in the German city of Cologne: during the special VIP preview of the exhibition DOMESTIC AFFAIRS and on the fair imm cologne with 3D-printing workshops I AM INDUSTRY.