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Spotlight on Dutch architects in Germany


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. 

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.

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