Het Nieuwe Instituut is excited to invite you to take a look at 'MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studi'o - as well as all the other exhibitions at the institute - on Saturday 6 November.
Between 10am and 8pm, access to all the museum galleries is free.
You can enjoy special guided tours of Het Nieuwe Instituut's archive, fittingly themed sets from DJ architects and delicious snacks and drinks from Het Nieuwe Café's own Team Coco, as well as the best view in town of the Depot! Surprise performances will take place throughout the day.
6 November 2021 10:00 - 20:00
MVRDVHNI: About the exhibition
On the day that the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen opens its doors to the public right across the street, the exhibition MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio opens at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Offering an in-depth view of the Depot's architects, MVRDV, this new show occupies the institute's sixth floor, overlooking the Depot itself. On the basis of three recurring themes, Green, Human and Dream, the exhibition highlights more than 400 projects from MVRDV's living archive. Meanwhile numerous drawings, sketches, notes, models and other archive materials offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the influential architecture office and also highlights the way in which the institute deals with the management, preservation and presentation of its many square metres of design history.
Het Nieuwe Instituut has invited six designers to develop a tool especially for this exhibition. These tools allow visitors to search, visualise and use the immense digital archive on the basis of specific criteria. A special video game, for example, is designed for interactive exploration. The tools were developed by Alice Bucknell, MVRDV NEXT, Namelok, Giacomo Nanni & Francesca Morini, Carl Rethmann, Johannes Schwartz, and Eline Wieland / WielandStudio.
Keep an eye on the website for the most up-to-date information about the programme.
Temporary House of Home
During the pandemic, our bedrooms became offices, kitchens became classrooms and the balcony became the place where we displayed our involvement with the other. All of which makes now the perfect time to dedicate an exhibition to the domestic interior, framing both historical and revolutionary ideas about the house as home.
In the words of De Volkskrant: "It's a golden opportunity to have the 13 rooms decorated by a different designer every time."
A Speculative Design History. From product and prototype to probe A look back at 40 years of Dutch design on the basis of three historical design exhibitions, each typical of its own period and a representing a central concept from that phase of design history: the product, the prototype and the probe.
Francisca Khamis Giacoman: As Close As I Get
Home of Your Own The second in a series of visions on living and the home, from the generation of design students who graduated while confined at home due to the Covid-19 regulations. Materials, transience and access play important roles in Francis Khamis Giacoman's work and relationship with home. During its run, she activates her show with regular performances.
Designing the Social
100 years of ideosyncratic living in The Netherlands An exhibition on 100 years of idiosyncratic and committed ideas about living together. Designers, researchers and curators select and (re)interpret pieces from heritage collections and archives to tell a range of stories from more than a century of social design.
De Volkskrant: "We'd like to see more like this in the coming years."
The Architecture of Staged Realities
This exhibition tells a story full of paradoxes. There are well-known fairy tales and unheard-of dreams for the future, nostalgia and the latest technology, and a designed 'ideal' society in which not everyone gets to be themselves. Visitors gain insights into Walt Disney's sources of inspiration, his imaginative conjuring tricks and the vision behind his films and theme parks.
GEM Z: The Farthest from Earth We’ve Ever Been
Gallery 3 By Current Obsession GEM Z is an exhibition, cast as the speculative crash-landing site of an alien pod, that serves as a metaphor for the new narratives offered by Gen Z makers. The exhibition and its membranous scenography take visitors on an extraterrestrial field trip to explore adornments that appear to be out of this world.
Every Body in the Place
A portrait of the club The institute's Gallery -1 transforms into a club, thanks to photographer Amie Galbraith (UK), scenographer Karl Klomp (NL), musician and writer Gaika Tavares (UK) and artist and gardener Juha van 't Zelfde. Using various media, their basement installation sketches a portrait of club culture and evokes the feeling of being one with the environment and each other. After a forced period without nightlife, visitors can again experience the togetherness and collective pleasure of music and dance.
Criss, Cross, Who Is it That I Wish I Was?
For children and families The design deck turns visitors into digital designers. What would the world look like if you could do magic with reality? In Criss, Cross, Who Is it That I Wish I Was? families and other participants can design their own wonderful world and the creatures that live in it. The design is scanned and comes to life on a large-format screen.