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International Call for Fellows 2020: Selected Fellows Announced

20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited applicants to submit a research proposal for a fellowship from October 2021 to March 2022. The jury has now awarded two Research Fellowships and one Research Stipend. The three selected projects each demonstrate timeliness and ambition, as well as fostering collective forms of research and networks of solidarity. The selected Research Fellows are MELT and The School of Mutants, and a Research Stipend goes to Robin Hartanto Honggare.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents ENTER_Milan at Salone del Mobile 2021

5 SEPTEMBER 2021

From 6 to 10 September, ENTER_Milan reflects on the current state of the design field and the challenges ahead. ENTER_Milan takes place both online and in Milan, at Supersalone during Salone del Mobile 2021. The event marks the first public appearance of Enter, an online meeting and event platform initiated by Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Nieuwe Instituut Presents Temporary House of Home and Designing the Social

25 MAY 2021

On 4 July 2021, two new exhibitions will open at Het Nieuwe Instituut: Temporary House of Home and Designing the Social.

Dutch Pavilion Opens at Venice Architecture Biennale

21 MAY 2021

On 20 May, the Dutch pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia was digitally opened by outgoing minister Van Engelshoven. The Dutch pavilion hosts the exhibition Who is We? Curated by Francien van Westrenen (head of the agency of Het Nieuwe Instituut), it features artistic contributions from Afaina de Jong (architect) and Debra Solomon (artist). Het Nieuwe Instituut is the commissioning agent for the Dutch pavilion. La Biennale di Venezia is open to the public from 22 May to 21 November. The exhibition Who is We? can also be experienced digitally at whoiswe.nl

MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio

7 MAY 2021

In the autumn of 2021, Het Nieuwe Instituut will present MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. This exhibition explores the archive of architecture office MVRDV. Het Nieuwe Instituut displays the MVRDV archive as a living entity in office spaces, rather than in museum galleries. As a working environment, the office is the place where ideas and projects move fluidly back and forth between present, past and future.

Aric Chen Appointed New General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut

8 APRIL 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut is pleased to announce the appointment of Aric Chen as its new General and Artistic Director. He joins Josien Paulides, Managing Director, on the institute’s Board of Directors and will succeed current General and Artistic Director Guus Beumer, who will retire in May. 

National Collection acquires only surviving model by Theo van Doesburg

22 MARCH 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut has acquired a unique interior model by architect and artist Theo van Doesburg. The design is for the café-restaurant of the Aubette, one of the most important architectural projects of De Stijl, the art movement of which Van Doesburg was the figurehead. The acquisition was made possible by contributions from the Mondriaan Fund, the Rembrandt Association and Galerie Gmurzynska.

An exhibition about Walt Disney’s ideology, design and current influence at Het Nieuwe Instituut

10 MARCH 2021

The Architecture of Staged Realities opens in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam on 4 September 2021. In this exhibition, curator Saskia van Stein explores the current social and cultural impact of Walt Disney.

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