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Architecture and Interiors. The desire for Style
6 MARCH 2017
The architecture and interiors of De Stijl are famous around the world. Dutch architects and designers like Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren and J.J.P. Oud blazed the trail for generations of progressive thinkers who came after them. The historical roots of De Stijl are less well-known. From 10 June until 17 September, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut present a marvellous overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of the influential art movement.
The Transylvania Archive
8 FEBRUARY 2017
How do truth and myth relate to archives? From 28 January through until 25 June, Het Nieuwe Instituut is presenting the project The Transylvania Archive by the artist duo Marta Volkova and Slava Shevelenko. The project ingeniously weaves together themes such as the relevance of an archive, how artists relate to power, and fear of strangers.
Architecture of Appropriation
20 JANUARY 2017
What if the right to affordable housing, working and living rather than property rights were made the priority of urban transformation? Since the 1960s squatters, with this idea in mind, have made an important contribution to the development of the city, appropriating parts of the city and changing it from the inside out. This practice is explored in the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation, on show from 27 January until 25 June 2017.
Designing the Surface
17 JANUARY 2017
How deceptive or authentic is surface design? With the exhibition Designing the Surface, on view from 27 January 2017, Het Nieuwe Instituut is continuing a series of exhibitions about materials. Following earlier exhibitions on wood, plastics and glass, Designing the Surface focuses on the final coatings applied to materials and products in the production process. The finishing touch. The glaze on the tart.
Sleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver
15 JANUARY 2017
In his installation Sleep Mode: The Art of the Screensaver, internet artist Rafaël Rozendaal presents a remarkable collection of screensavers in Het Nieuwe Instituut. These almost forgotten products were developed to protect computer screens against image burn. But they also have a special cultural significance because they produced the first entirely computer-generated images.
Selection of exhibitions for spring 2017
21 OCTOBER 2016
Het Nieuwe Instituut - Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture - presents from 29 January to 25 June 2017 a varied programme of exhibitions, including Designing the Surface, Sleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver about a forgotten history of digital culture and Architecture of Appropriation.
Opera-House by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in Sonneveld House
18 OCTOBER 2016
The French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster created a work especially for Sonneveld House that will be on show from 13 November 2016 until 6 March 2017 in the museum house. Opera-house by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a conceptual domestic opera based on early 20th-century operatic music and technology.
DATAdeserts: How to make hidden subjects visible on the digital map?
13 OCTOBER 2016
The DATAstudio, an initiative of Het Nieuwe Instituut and the city of Eindhoven, organizes a design session during DDW16 on hidden subjects on the digital map. How can these data deserts be given a voice in both public opinion and municipal policy?