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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.

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.

Selection of exhibitions for spring 2017

21 OCTOBER 2016

Het Nieuwe Instituut - Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture - presents from 29 January to 25 June 2017 a varied programme of exhibitions, including Designing the Surface, Sleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver about a forgotten history of digital culture and Architecture of Appropriation.

Opera-House by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in Sonneveld House

18 OCTOBER 2016

The French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster created a work especially for Sonneveld House that will be on show from 13 November 2016 until 6 March 2017 in the museum house. Opera-house by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a conceptual domestic opera based on early 20th-century operatic music and technology.

DATAdeserts: How to make hidden subjects visible on the digital map?

13 OCTOBER 2016

The DATAstudio, an initiative of Het Nieuwe Instituut and the city of Eindhoven, organizes a design session during DDW16 on hidden subjects on the digital map. How can these data deserts be given a voice in both public opinion and municipal policy?

Spotlight on Dutch architects in Germany

23 SEPTEMBER 2016

This autumn Het Nieuwe Instituut is initiating a series of dialogues in which young architects from the Netherlands and Flanders discuss their design practice in relation to four themes. The dialogues take place within the framework of the exhibition ‘Maatwerk – Massarbeit’ at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, for which Het Nieuwe Instituut has provided material on loan.

Original Gispen furniture back in Sonneveld House

30 AUGUST 2016

Het Nieuwe Instituut has acquired a set of original Gispen furniture that stood in the living room of Sonneveld House until the 1950s.

Het Nieuwe Instituut initiates presentation at first London Design Biennale 2016

15 AUGUST 2016

Under the auspices of the Agency for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture, Het Nieuwe Instituut is making a contribution to the first edition of the London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House. Het Nieuwe Instituut has invited Studio Makkink & Bey to curate and design the entry. 

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