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20-04-2017

"A floating anarchist with megalomane characteristics"
Wim Pijbes and Winy Maas discuss Constant's New Babylon project during the build up of the exhibition Constant. New Babylon. To Us Liberty Gemeentemuseum Den Haag​ in 2016 in episode De Nieuwe Tijd in the series Panorama Pijbes on NTR. 00:20:50-00:32:53
PANORAMA PIJBES-DE NIEUWE TIJD

05-04-2017

The catalogue Constant. Space & Colour from the exhibition at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art gets a listing in the reading list of the Italian Architectural Magazine Casabella 869, Jan 2017 edition! 

Detail of Gele Sector
06-02-2017

Most of last year's labour was out in the open and (luckily) very well received. We would now like to take the opportunity to present to you the less visible part of our labour. In 2016 Fondation Constant and Pixelstyle Webdiensten worked hard to create a more dynamic environment for the information stored on our website. In this news letter we will take you through the changes on our website. We hope you enjoy the new functionalites we added and hereby wish you happy surfing.

1. Ordering images

Entrance Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Entrance Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Photo by Remondo Lovisa

01-02-2017

A song by Amber Arcades inspired by Constant and his New Babylon project and pictures of visitors of the exhibition Constant - New Babylon. Aan ons de vrijheid in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Constant's Dream
Album Fading Lines
Listen to the song Constant's Dream here
[Verse 1]
What do you want to see before you die?
The whole world, all the time

Cover Constant, avant le départ, 2005
04-01-2017

Who still remembers the documentary, Constant, avant le départ? In 2005 the film makers, Maarten Schmidt and Thomas Doebele followed Constant during the last months of his life. The result, a touching record of an artist looking back on his life with no regrets. The film won a Gouden Kalf voor camera at the Dutch Film Festival and was well received at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2005 and the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in 2006.

Dit is de beste beeldende kunst van 2016
30-12-2016

Every year the art reviewers of NRC make a list of their top 5 of best art works, buildings, photography and design of 2016. The exhibition Constant. Space + kleur was listed twice, once in the top 5 of Sandra Smets and once by Hans den Hartog Jager. Amongst others the exhibition is listed with the exhibitions Jean Tinguely, Machinespektakel, Hercules Segers and Bridget Riley

Congres van de Utopie, 2016
27-10-2016

We enjoy nothing more than to see Constant's work inspire other artists. On November 5th Lara and Jonas Staal organise Congres van de Utopie in Frascati. Jonas Staal together with architect Paul Kuipers developed an installation inspired by Constant's Ambiance de départ.

The conference will be in Dutch, see information here:
Lara Staal en Jonas Staal i.s.m. Menno Grootveld en Merijn Oudenampsen

 “Playful Stairs,” a 1968 artwork by Constant Nieuwenhuys. Credit 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/c/o Pictoright Amsterdam, photograph by Tom Haaartsen

“Playful Stairs,” a 1968 artwork by Constant Nieuwenhuys. Credit 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/c/o Pictoright Amsterdam, photograph by Tom Haaartsen

17-09-2016

In the last few weeks of the exhibitions Constant. Ruimte + Kleur at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art and Constant - New Babylon at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag the New York Times took notice and Nina Siegel wrote a review of both exhibitions!
Needless to say we we're a little bit excited about this!

Read The New York Times article here: Exploring the Transition in Constant's Work

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Mobiel ladderlabyrinth, 1967

Constant-Mobiel ladderlabyrinth, 1967

06-09-2016

Joris Wijsmuller alderman city development, living, durability and culture uses Constant's New Babylon as an inspiration for his cultural policy for 2017-2020. Let's hope Den Haag will be better for it after 2020.

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Constant Nieuwenhuys, Constructie met gekleurde vlakken, 1954

Constructie met gekleurde vlakken, 1954, Constant.  Plexiglas en zwart staal, 119,5 x 62 x 57,2 cm .  Collectie Fondation Constant, bruikleen Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Foto: © Peter Tijhuis / Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

29-06-2016

Robert van Altena speaks with Ludo van Halem, curator 20th century art Rijksmuseum about Constant and his New Babylon-project.
Language: Dutch
Time: 55 min
In response to the exhibitions:
Constant – New Babylon. Aan ons de vrijheid. in het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Constant. Ruimte + Kleur. Van Cobra naar New Babylon in het Cobramuseum in Amstelveen.

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