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Highlights of the coming period

The Future Through Artificial Eyes

20 Years of VPRO Tegenlicht

Visions of the future change with technological and social developments. In this installation by researcher and designer Richard Vijgen, visitors can explore future visions from the past 20 years with the help of artificial intelligence. By playing with the ‘eyes’ with which the computer views the archive of the future-themed TV programme VPRO Tegenlicht, you experience how it processes information. What patterns does it ‘see’ in 555 VPRO Tegenlicht broadcasts?


Architecture office MVRDV is known for the Markthal, the Silodam, Expo 2000 Hannover and the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, which opens in 2021. The MVRDVHNI exhibition offers a closer look at the office’s working method, based on its archive material. How did the agency start, and how did its projects (realised and unrealised, known and unknown) develop?

Solar Biennale

Part of the energy transition is an increased interest in solar energy. Designers Pauline van Dongen and Marjan van Aubel started the Solar Movement, which organises the international Solar Biennale art and design festival. As part of the biennale’s first edition, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents an exhibition of designs in which creativity and beauty enrich the application of solar energy.


During the school holidays, Het Nieuwe Instituut organises a FamilyFest: a day full of activities for the whole family, based around a central theme.