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For questions and inquiries please contact Ester Martens, press office, via e.martens@hetnieuweinstituut.nl of +31(0)10-4401 268.

Het Nieuwe Instituut and Storefront New York, present a year-long partnership

27 MARCH 2017

The joint cultural programme kicks off with the exhibition Control Syntax Rio, which opens on March 27 at Storefront New York.

New Material Award during Salone del Mobile 2017

24 MARCH 2017

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the New Material Award at Atelier Clerici from 4 to 9 April, celebrating the designs of 18 makers during the international design week in Milan. 

Collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague featured on postage stamps celebrating 100 years of De Stijl

23 MARCH 2017

On 27 March 2017, as part of the celebrations of '100 Years of De Stijl: Mondrian to Dutch Design’, the Dutch postal service is issuing ten De Stijl postage stamps in partnership with Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.

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.

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