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Constant. Ruimte + kleur

Constant. Ruimte + kleur

Van Cobra naar New Babylon
2016

Catalogue of the exhibition Constant. Ruimte + Kleur at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen, May 28-September 25, 2016.
This publication sheds light on an important period in Constant's artistic practice, the period between the end of the CoBrA group and the start of his New Babylon project. As an artist in the fifties Constant sought new means to contribute to the reconstruction of society after the devastation of the Second World War. Important developments in urban development and technology were reflected in his work. Constant saw possibilities for intensive collaboration between visual artists and architects in the spatial effect that colors have. His ideal was a merging of different disciplines into a new art form that would occupy itself with the entire human living space (habitat). He explored new fields and media and also attempted to redefine his position as an artist by entering into collaborations with different artists and designers.
Together with Gerrit Rietveld he worked on a model interior exhibited at the manifestation Color Harmony in Your Home in the Bijenkorf in 1954. With Aldo van Eyck he worked on A Space in Color on the occasion of the exhibition Man and House in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1952. Together with the American experimental filmmaker Hy Hirsh, Constant made the film Gyromorphosis (1958), shown at his first solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1959.
 

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    Editor

    Ludo van Halem | Trudy Nieuwenhuys-van der Horst

    Author(s)

    Ludo van Halem
    Laura Stamps
    Trudy van der Horst
    Constant Nieuwenhuys
    Voorwoord: Katja Weitering & Els Ottenhof

    Publisher

    nai010 uitgevers

    ISBN

    9789462083028

    Language

    Dutch

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    Benjamin Buchloh and Constant Photo 1999
    Victor and Constant with the Ladderlabyrint Photo 1967
    De dialektiek van het experiment Text by Constant 1965
    Constant playing guitar, 1962 Photo 1962
    Der Weg zum unitären Urbanismus Text by Constant 1960
    Constant working on Ovoid Construction, 1959 Photo 1959
    Welding a construction, 1959 Photo 1959
    Constant at his desk in his studio, ca 1959 Photo 1958
    Ons streven ligt in de leefsfeer Text by Constant 1958
    Photo of Ambiance d'une ville future by Jan Versnel Photo 1958
    Text for tape recording for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Text by Constant 1958
    Demain la poésie logera la vie Text by Constant 1956
    Het technicisme Text by Constant 1956
    Walter Olmo, Piero Simondo, Guy Debord, Pinot Gallizio and Constant, Alba, 1956 Photo 1956
    Kunst en leefruimte Text by Constant 1955
    Monument voor de wederopbouw E55 R'dam [II], 1955 Photo 1955
    Monument voor de wederopbouw, 1955 Photo 1955
    Van samenwerking naar absolute eenheid van de plastische kunsten Text by Constant 1955
    Installation Kleurenharmonie in uw woning, 1954-1 Photo 1954
    Installation Kleurenharmonie in uw woning, 1954-3 Photo 1954
    Photomontage of Kleurenharmonie in uw woning, 1954 Photo 1954
    Constant and Roger Hilton in Paris, 1953 Photo 1953
    Ruimte in kleur by Constant and Aldo van Eyck, 1952 Photo 1952
    Spatiaal colorisme Text by Constant 1952
    Begeerte heeft ons aangeraakt Text by Constant 1949
    Constant playing guitar, 1949 Photo 1949
    Experimental artists entering the Cobra exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, November 1949 Photo 1949
    Le Barricade at the entrance of the Cobra exhibition, 1949 Photo 1949

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