Due to the recent developments around the corona virus Het Nieuwe Instituut is closed until 31 March.
Het Nieuwe Instituut’s public programme will be manifest in the Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture. Exhibitions and education programmes have been among Het Nieuwe Instituut’s regular activities since its inception, but bringing them together within a single, unified museum programme will increase the institute’s recognition. The Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture examines the designed world and how it is constantly being changed by new technologies, new ideas and shifting social priorities. Innovation – the fulcrum of all Het Nieuwe Instituut’s activities – will be expressed in both speculative explorations of the future and critical reflections on innovative movements past and present.
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Overview of all exhibitions, events, lectures, talkshows, workshops and films.
G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children
As an extension of their short film AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF, The Ummah Chroma collective provides a sacred space at Het Nieuwe Instituut entitled G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children. The sacred space invites visitors to explore themes of meta-physical transcendence, spirituality, and self-expression.
This exhibition considers the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie is a staple of contemporary dress, hyped as a trend and a must-have item; but elsewhere it is also a topic of moral panic, banned by certain institutions and dissected by the media as an emblem of inequality, crime or deviancy.Curated by writer and curator Lou Stoppard.
17 July - 08 November 2020
Art on Display 1949-69
How do we display art? And how do we view it as museum visitors? When visiting an exhibition, we tend to look at the artwork, only subconsciously experiencing the way it is presented. Art on Display 1949-69 focuses on the presentation. For the first time, the exhibition brings together some of the most progressive post-war exhibition designs by architects, based on 1:1 reconstructions – a unique chance to physically experience these radical approaches. Featuring designs by Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Lina Bo Bardi, Aldo van Eyck and Alison and Peter Smithson, the exhibition’s spatial design is by architect Jo Taillieu.
19 March - 28 June 2020
Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction
Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction investigates how contemporary video culture operates as a public space for consumerism, activism and emancipation, by exposing existing realities and by imagining alternatives. The installation looks at the technologies, spatial design and forms of representation in music video and live events, and is activated by live and recorded video and public programmes.
01 May 2020 - 02 May 2021
Atelier Nelly and Theo van Doesburg
A new look at the work of Nelly and Theo van Doesburg is possible thanks to the restoration of their architecture archive. The exhibition recognises Nelly as a key figure in the consolidation of the reputation of Van Doesburg and De Stijl. The magnificent focus of the exhibition will be on the couple’s most striking joint project: their studio-house in the Parisian suburb of Meudon.
07 May - 23 August 2020
Jewellery / BLESS
The design duo BLESS (Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag) and students of the Sandberg master programme ‘Challenging Jewellery’ investigate how they can transform the role and significance of jewellery in society. How does an item of jewellery obtain and maintain social, cultural, material and craftsmanship value today? How can jewellery designers adjust their (collective) creative process to global issues?
Bookshop and Café
Het Nieuwe Café
Het Nieuwe Café, with a terrace on the Museumpark, has an almost entirely vegetarian, seasonal and organic menu. The café is open from Tuesday to Sunday during the day and also on Thursday evenings during Thursday Night Live!