Exhibition Opening – Designing the Netherlands: 100 Years of Past & Present Futures
Nieuwe Instituut and the Dutch Board of Government Advisors (CRa) are pleased to invite you to the opening of Designing the Netherlands: 100 Years of Past & Present Futures. New design proposals and numerous examples from the Nieuwe Instituut’s architecture collection provide much-needed inspiration for a new vision of spatial planning in our country. Take a speed tour of the exhibition or go behind the scenes to discover the treasure troves of the National Collection.
8 December 2023 15:00 - 20:00
On the same evening, you can also attend the opening of the exhibition 100 Years of the Maison d’Artiste Myth, about the (re)construction of the Maison d’Artiste, a pioneering 1923 design by artist Theo van Doesburg and architect Cornelis van Eesteren. A 4 x 4-metre prototype of the house is on display outside the Nieuwe Instituut, so you can experience its spatial quality and stunning use of colour in three dimensions.
And there’s another festive first. Nieuwe Instituut and Volume magazine are starting a long-term cooperation, and we will be celebrating that too!
- 16:00: Doors open
- 16:30 – 17:00: Opening of 100 Years of the Maison d’Artiste Myth
- 17:30 – 17:45: Official opening with Aric Chen (Director, Nieuwe Instituut) and Francesco Veenstra (Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands)
- 18:30 – 19:00: Launch of the Volume x Nieuwe Instituut cooperation
- 21:00: End of the evening
There will be speed tours of the Designing the Netherlands exhibition and the depots of the National Collection every half hour. Music will be provided by DJ Emma Champagne Queen.