Constant 1 0 1

With the project Constant 1 0 1 Fondation Constant celebrates the fact that visual artist Constant Nieuwenhuys (1920-2005), known as Constant, was born 101 years ago. Where 100 years stands for a completed period that is looked back on, 101 stands for the transition to the next 100 years. We are looking ahead.

In the period from May 2021 to April 2022, Fondation Constant develops a multidisciplinary program of projects in collaboration with Dutch museums, presentation institutions, archives, individual makers and educational institutes. These projects are rooted in the Netherlands cultural environment, but also strongly linked to the international discourse.

Through the programming we offer an artistic platform to contemporary artists, makers and thinkers in relation to Constant. Within a horizontal organizational structure, we connect them with partners from different cultural disciplines, organizational profiles and regions in order to develop an interdisciplinary annual program, in which current practice relates to cultural heritage, archives and the Dutch national art collection. The various projects are based on the four "constants" New World, Playing Man, Collective and Conflict, Romanticism and Dialectics.

The central platform of the project year is a digital environment. This is where the documentation of the different projects comes together, new insights are collected, background to the projects is provided, cross-connections are made, reflections are made and the link with Constant deepened. Constant's archive, the podcast series, texts, music and images from the various projects will also be shared on this digital location. This digital environment is, as it were, the organic and fluid project archive that continues to exist after all projects have been completed. During the project year, the platform also acts as an important means of communication.

If you wish to support Constant 1 0 1 you can now donate to our campaign on Voordekunst!

Project manager | Curator | Concept Constant 1 0 1
Kim van der Horst

Curator at large | Concept Constant 1 0 1
Zippora Elders

Advisory Board Constant 1 0 1
Robert van Altena
Ben van Berkel
Fiep van Bodegom
Jannet de Goede
Marcel Hummelink
Machteld Kors

Production assistant Constant 1 0 1
Eliane Odding

Assistant Digitalisation Archive
Eva Hoogkamer

The board of Fondation Constant
Els Ottenhof
Wessel Ganzevoort
Dolf Broekhuizen
Trudy Nieuwenhuys-van der Horst
Paul Schnabel

For Constant 1 0 1 we work with:
Antonis Pittas | Antonio Jose Guzman | Borzo Gallery | Breitner Academie | Bureau Europa | Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst | Dani Luca | De Gids | De Balie | Dennis Molema | De Wolven | Eliane Odding | Expoplu | FKAWDW | Framer Framed | Freek Dijkstra | Het Nieuwe Instituut | HKU Master Scenography | Joep van Osch | Krien Clevis | Krona Museum | Kunstfort Vijfhuizen | Museum Henriëtte Polak | Museum Van Bommel Van Dam | Noa Eyl | Our Polite Society | Over‘t IJ-festival | Pakt | Pedro Romero | Peter Zegveld | Poetry Circle Nowhere | Rijksakademie | Rijksmuseum Twenthe | ROBUCHE | Spectrum DesignStedelijk Museum Schiedam | Stichting Nieuwe Helden | Thonik | Valiz | Van Eesteren Museum.

We are still talking to: Liebling House Tel Aviv | Marres | Minitopia | Rozenstraat | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam | This is Mama.

For more information on the different projects, check out: Projects Constant 1 0 1

For questions about the project contact Kim van der Horst:


Constant 1 0 1 is supported by: