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This is the place to find press images and press releases about our current activities.

For questions and inquiries please contact Esmee Köhler via or +31 (0)6 83 87 82 12 or Ester Martens via or +31(0)10 44 01 268.

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.

BLUE: ISLANDS IN CITIES 26 January 2016, New York

29 FEBRUARY 2016

Op uitnodiging van Bert Koenders Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken presenteert Malkit Shoshan dinsdag 26 januari 2016 haar project BLUE: ISLANDS IN CITIES op het Hoofdkwartier van de Verenigde Naties in New York. In het gebouw opent tevens een tentoonstelling over het project: een voorbode van de presentatie die later dit jaar te zien zal zijn op de Architectuurbiënnale van Venetië.

Press Release: BLUE: Architecture of Peacekeeping Missions

29 FEBRUARY 2016

Under the auspices of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Malkit Shoshan has been appointed curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. Shoshan, an architect and founder of the architecture think tank FAST, has been a fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut for the past two years. Her on-going research into architecture in conflict areas fits neatly within the overarching theme for the 2016 Architecture Biennale: ‘Reporting from the Front’.

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