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Art on Display 1949-69

13 JULY 2020

Few exhibitions visitors are aware of how artworks are displayed. Art on Display 1949-69 focuses specifically on the manner of presentation. It reveals, through six iconic examples, how the display itself helps to create the experience. Six progressive, post-war exhibition designs by architects Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Lina Bo Bardi, Aldo van Eyck, and Alison and Peter Smithson illustrate how designers explicitly shape the relationship between artwork and viewer. These architectural approaches are reconstructed on a 1:1 scale, allowing visitors to experience them in three dimensions.

Values for Survival: Presenting the First Results

10 JULY 2020

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning that the presentation Who is We? will not be on view at the Dutch pavilion until 2021. However, the exhibition's parallel public programme Values for Survival, curated by Professor Caroline Nevejan at the invitation of Het Nieuwe Instituut, is currently in full swing. The first results of this research programme – Cahier 1 and an Exploratorium – will be presented in Amsterdam and Venice between 12 and 4pm on 14 July 2020.

Design is Central to Het Nieuwe Instituut’s New Visitor Experience

3 JUNE 2020

Het Nieuwe Instituut opened its doors once more on 1 June 2020 with an inviting routing created by design agency 75B, spatial interventions featuring plants and flowers by Frank Bruggeman and the opportunity – with Only for You – for guests to have the museum all to themselves. Het Nieuwe Instituut offers visitors a safe, comfortable space in which togetherness, curiosity and creativity are central.

2020 Venice Architecture Biennale Postponed until 2021

20 MAY 2020

The opening of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has been postponed until 22 May 2021. This difficult but commendable decision was made by the Biennale foundation because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its implications for the production, construction, and opening of the exhibition. The Biennale will run until 21 November 2021.

17th Venice Architecture Biennale Postponed until 29 August 2020

5 MARCH 2020

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has been postponed until August 2020 due to disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The Biennale will now begin on 29 August and run until 29 November 2020. It was originally scheduled to open on 23 May. The decision was made due to measures taken by governments to restrict the spread of the virus.

Atelier Nelly and Theo Van Doesburg

26 FEBRUARY 2020

Opening on 11 July 2020, an exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam promises to cast new light on the work of De Stijl pioneers Nelly and Theo van Doesburg, following the restoration of their architecture archive. Atelier Nelly and Theo Van Doesburg will recognise 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.

Fragile drawings by Theo van Doesburg temporarily on show at the Belvedere, Vienna

12 FEBRUARY 2020

Two drawings by Theo van Doesburg of designs for Café Aubette will be exhibited at the Belvedere, Vienna, from 14 February to 1 June 2020. That these drawings can now be exhibited at all is entirely due to intensive research and conservation work carried out by the Disclosing Architecture restoration and conservation programme.

Six Design Teams Selected for 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

19 DECEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Creative Industries Fund NL announce the six design teams selected from their open call for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The open calls aim to promote knowledge and contribute to the development of research in the fields of architecture and urbanism. La Biennale takes place from 22 May to 21 November 2021.

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