1:1 Period Rooms
31 January 2015 - 5 April 2015
1:1 Period Rooms by Andreas Angelidakis comprises part two of a triptych on the interior. Het Nieuwe Instituut chose the period room as the point of departure for a programme about exhibition models and the interior as an educational model.
In the middle of the last century the period room in museums made way for the ‘white cube’. Modern art demanded neutral, white walls, not historically decorated rooms, and the period rooms were relegated to storage. From 1 February to 6 April 2015 Het Nieuwe Instituut chose to focus on the period room as a point of departure for a programme about exhibition models. For 1:1 Period Rooms Greek architect and artist Andreas Angelidakis created an installation featuring period rooms from the Amsterdam Museum collection that had not been on public display since the 1970s.
Metropolis M published an insert based on this programme: 'World of Interiors', No. 1, Feb- March 2015 and architecture historian Barbara Laan wrote an essay on the source and 'renewed' interest in the period room.
This project is part of the programme track Landscape and Interior and the folder Interior triptych in annual instalments.
1:1 Period Rooms is one instalment in a triptych devoted to interiors. Het Nieuwe Instituut previously presented the exhibition 1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf & Bekleidung. These will be followed in 2016 by an exhibition devoted to the showroom.
Project 1:1 Period rooms by Andreas Angelidakis
Artist Andreas Angelidakis
Graphic design Bart de Baets