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Sur nos moyens et nos perspectives

1958

Sur nos moyens et nos perspectives (On Our Means and Perspectives) in Internationale Situationniste, nº 2, December 1958, p. 23-27. Republished in Internationale Situationniste 1958-1969, Amsterdam, van Gennep, 1970 and in Internationale Situationniste 1958-69, Paris, Éditions Champ Libre, 1975.

Tekst uitgesproken voor het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

1958

In this text Constant reflects on the current state of the arts.

De eerste tekenen

1957

De eerste tekenen (The first signs) for “Phasen” exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, in Liga Bulletin, June 1957.
Phasen was a group exhibition with Shinkichi Tajiri and Anton Rooskens curated by Willem Sandberg.

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Demain la poésie logera la vie

1956

Demain la poésie logera la vie (Tomorrow Life Reisdes in Poetry), dated Paris, 19 August 1956, written as a lecture to be given at the First World Congress of Free Artists, organized by Mouvement Internationale pour un Bauhaus Imaginiste contre un Bauhaus Imaginaire (M.I.B.I.), held in Alba (I), 2-8 September 1956.
Dutch title: In poezië zullen wij huizen.
The typed manuscript is in the Constant archive at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD).

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Het technicisme

1956

This hitherto unpublished text by Constant probably dates from 1956. Thematically it has a strong affinity with ‘Tomorrow Life Will Reside in Poetry’ from the same year.

Kunst en leefruimte

1955

This text has its origin in a declaration of principles for the journal Art et Habitat, which Constant and Stephen Gilbert intended to devote to the ‘synthesis of the arts’ (1953). The journal was never published, however, and Constant revised and developed the text in 1955

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Van samenwerking naar absolute eenheid van de plastische kunsten

1955

This text appeared in Forum in 1955 and is part of a widespread debate during the 1950s. In this debate about collaboration among architects and visual artists.

Voor een spatiaal colorisme, 1953

Spatiaal colorisme

1953

Constant and Aldo van Eyck, Amsterdam 1953, 50 editions. With comments from Gerrit Rietveld

Voor een spatiaal colorisme in Forum VIII, nº 10, 1953, p. 361. Republished with title Pour un colorisme spatial in Documents relatifs à la fondation de l’Internatio­nale Situationniste 1948-1957, Paris, Allia, 1985, pp. 75-84.

Naar een spatiaal colorisme (Towards a spatial colorism)
in Ruimte, two monthly magazine, nº 5, 1954, pp. 42-43.



Schilderijen van critici

1951

Schilderijen van critici (Paintings of critics) in Mandril. Maandblad voor mensen nr. 10 (August 1951).

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