Fondation Constant

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Radio program Wim Brands interviews historian Marcel Hummelink about his new book, Apres nous la liberté, about artist Constant Nieuwenhuys. In the first hour of the program. The interview with Marcel Hummelink is in Dutch and starts at: 00:11:59-00:44:00 min


Cobra, een opstand tegen de orde


Cobra, a revolt against order, documentary by Jan Vrijman about the meaning and influence of the COBRA group, then and now, 50 min, 1988.

Fondation Constant

Avant-garde in Nederland 3: Het situationisme


Radioprogram: Het Evenement 16 jan 1986
Cultural series, final episode out of three about the Avant-Garde in the Netherlands: Het situationisme.

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Openbaar Kunstbezit: Kijken, denken, doen II


Broadcast on November 28, 1971-NOS Television

Constant oder der Weg nach New Babylon


Constant or the route to New Babylon. For ten years Constant worked on his New Babylon project as a reaction to the architectural and social reality. Film maker Carl-Heinz Caspari follows Constant and his visions, 55 min, 1968.

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Broadcast on November 27, 1966-NPS Television

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Constant, een kunstenaar van onze tijd


A television course with accompanying course book: Openbaar Kunstbezit tvConstant, een kunstenaar van onze tijd is part of the episode of July 7, 1965 in the third year.

Simon Vinkenoog & Constant, 19962

Met Simon Vinkenoog naar het New Babylon van Constant


Accompanying Simon Vinkenoog to Constant's New Babylon). Lies Westenburg visits Constant at his studio with writer Simon Vinkenoog. Simon and Constant discuss the ideas behind the New babylon project. A film by Wim Smits (camera), Simon Vinkenoog (commentary), Lies Westenburg (director), 15 min, 1962.

Kijk op Kunst


Broadcast on May 18, 1961-KRO



In Gyromorphosis, film maker Hy Hirsch strives to display the kinetic qualities of the New Babylon structures of Constant Nieuwenhuys. One by one he puts parts of the structures in motion and films the details with colored lighting having them overlap each other, appear and disappear. He creates a sensation of acceleration and suspence suggested by the work itself, 07 min, 1958.
The film can be found on the website of the British Film Institute.