Designing the Surface

Paints, coatings and other surface treatments play an essential role in the appreciation of materials and objects, adding layers that not only decorate, but can also strengthen, preserve or disguise. The exhibition Designing the Surface by designers Chris Kabel and Koehorst in ‘t Veld focuses on the often overlooked yet crucial role of surface. 

Sleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver

Internet artist Rafaël Rozendaal presents an immersive space that serves as a stage for the virtually lost medium of screensavers and the people who made them. The visitor to Sleep Mode. The Art of Screensavers enters into an infinite, ever-changing landscape of abstract panoramas.

Architecture of Appropriation

In a time when a programmatic approach to the city is once again topical, Het Nieuwe Instituut initiates an investigation into squatting as the architecture of appropriation. The first results are shown in the spatial installation Architecture of Appropriation, by design bureau ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles].

The Transylvania Archive

In the installation The Transylvania Archive artists Marta Volkowa and Slava Shevelenko play an ingenious game around notions of myth and truth in relation to archives.

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Enjoying a dinner with Thursday Bite?

Following the opening event there is the possibility to join the speakers, guests and employees for dinner. At 6.30 pm, Het Nieuwe Café offers various soups with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers cost € 7,50 and can be ordered until 25 January 5 pm via the Tickets-link on this page.

Thursday Night Live! BNO IMG LAB: Extravagant

After Thursday Bite, the Thursday Night Live! programme focuses on decadence. A lavish evening programme around notions of exclusivity, abundance and extravagance. More information and tickets.

Pop-in Expo: Interwoven

In Interwoven, Diana Scherer works with wheat, and specifically this crop’s fast-growing root system. By growing the wheat on a subterranean template, she can manipulate the root system to create ‘woven’ patterns.

Pop-in Expo: State of Strong Design

The exhibition State of Strong Design, curated by the Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, presents a varied overview of projects that have emerged from 25 years of incentives and commissions by the government.   

17:00 – 20:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free, please register via Tickets