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Here you can find press images and press releases of current activities.
For questions and inquiries please contact Ester Martens, press office, via e.martens@hetnieuweinstituut.nl of +31(0)10-4401 268.

Het Nieuwe Instituut appoints new chair of the Board of Trustees and director of Business & Development

20 JULY 2016

In appointing Judith van Kranendonk and Adriana Strating, the Supervisory Board of Het Nieuwe Instituut has implemented all the proposed governance measures.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Eva Rothschild in Sonneveld House, Museumpark Rotterdam

25 MAY 2016

From 12 June 2016 Irish artist Eva Rothschild will present work commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut that reacts to the status of Sonneveld House as a museum house.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Space Embodied. The Russian Art of Movement 1920-1930

24 MAY 2016

The installation Space Embodied, on show from 12 June 2016 in Het Nieuwe Instituut, is about the new, free human as propagated by the Russian avant-gardeSpace Embodied is an installation about the body in movement: life-size projections of dancers, a dance floor, stage sets and mirrors confront visitors in a direct and physical way with the historical material from the 1920s.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Platform. Body/Space

19 MAY 2016

In four successive installations, Platform: Body/Space presents the results of research into four different forms of a single object – the yoga mat, the beach towel, the prayer rug and the tatami mat – and the ways they connect the human body with the surrounding physical (and sometimes digital) space.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Control Syntax Rio. Monitoring the Collective Body

3 MAY 2016

The city of Rio de Janeiro has an advanced command and control centre from which various scenarios – from traffic jams to acts of terrorism and natural disasters –  can be predicted and potentially prevented. The installation Control Syntax Rio, on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 12 June 2016, shows how this Olympic city is being read as a matrix of potential calamities and the impact this has on the social climate of the city.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents The Life Fair. New Body Products

29 APRIL 2016

Never before has technology had a greater influence on the body. Our physical selves can increasingly be monitored and, when necessary, improved. And the relation between the human body and its surroundings has never been subjected to so much control. We are constantly faced with the choice: buy or boycott, opt-in or opt-out.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents exhibition Munich 1972

14 APRIL 2016

The 1972 Olympic Games offered the host country, West Germany, an unrivalled opportunity to portray itself to the world as a modern, democratic and culturally aware nation. Various design disciplines played a central role in the preparations for the games. Architecture, design and landscape architecture were integrated in a total design intended to exude openness and inclusivity. This carefully constructed image was marred two weeks into the games when eight members of the Black September Organisation infiltrated the Olympic Village and took the Israeli team hostage.

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents interactive documentary 51 Sprints

7 APRIL 2016

The interactive documentary 51 Sprints recounts the history of one of the great highlights of the modern Olympic Games: the 100-metre sprint. This history is, of course, connected with record-breaking achievements and legendary finals, but in 51 Sprints the emphasis is on the athletes as symbolic figures who represent their nation, race or gender.

Press kits for past exhibitions and activities can be found in the respective project’s web magazine. They can be accessed through the webmagazines overview