On “Constant. New Babylon”

2016

The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, in collaboration with the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, will be hosting the exhibition called "Constant. New Babylon" until 29 February 2016, bringing together some 150 works by the founder of the CoBrA European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951.

Manifesto

2015

A video installation of 13 short films (10 min) by Julian Rosenfeldt starring Cate Blanchet. The installation premiered in 2015 in Australia. The short where Cate Blanchet plays a homeless man is amongst others based on the text from Constant's Manifest for the Experimental Group Holland in 1948.

Nueva Babilonia, el país sin bandera de Constant

2015

A review of Constant. Nueva Babilonia by Javier Montes for ABC.es, November 13, 2015

Hoe creativiteit een talent van iedereen en een oplossing voor alles werd

2015

Essay by Lynn Berger for de Correspondent about the commercialisation of creativity and Constant's New Babylon
February 16, 2015

Max Arian | Journalist

2015

In this interview for the Oral History Project of Fondation Constant journalist Max Arian speaks about his interview with Constant for his article in magazine De Groene Amsterdammer in 1995 (published in January 17, 1996). He recollects how the interview with Constant influenced his biography of Willem Sandberg and Constant's personality. His critical view of Sandberg shed new light on his impression of the legendary museum director.
Interviewer: Karel Ankerman

Karel van Stuijvenberg | Collector

2015

In this interview for the Oral History Project of Fondation Constant art collector Karel van Stuijvenberg tells about his encounters with Constant, his obsession with collecting CoBrA art, organisingexhibitions in South-Amerika and the exhibition he made in Caracas with Graphic Work by Constant. | Interviewer: Karel Ankerman

Audio of the full interview, executed and documented in Dutch, is available in the archive for research purposes. Email Kim van der Horst for more information.

Critic's Choice 'The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up' at Blum & Poe: Startling work of Cobra artists

2015

Review of the exhibition The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

Constant y Bill, nuestra utopía, nuestra realidad

2015

Review of the exhibition Constant. Nueva Babilonia at Museo Reina Sofia Madrid.

Europe’s 1940s Cobra Movement Rears its Head in the Contemporary Art World

2015

Review of the exhibition The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

The Avant Garde Won't Give Up

2015

Radio: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the plucky CoBrA artists at Blum & Poe.

5 Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

2015

Announcement of the exhibition The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

’Appel-knaller’ voor Gemeentemuseum

2015

Announcement of the Appel exhibition and Constant. New Babylon exhibition in 2016 at the Gemeentemuseum by the editorial office Den Haag, November 11, 2015.

Antes y después de la utopía

2015

Article after the exhibition Constant. Nueva Babilonia at Museo Reina Sofia Madrid.

De leek ziet een markante tafel, maar dat is het niet

2015

Review of the reproduction of the IJhorst table by Spectrum Design by Jeroen Junte in De Volkskrant, November 07, 2015

New Babylon at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

2015

Interview with Laura Stamps about the exhibition Constant. Nueva Babilonia at Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid by Anya Lawrence for Disegno.Daily 4 November 2015

'New Babylon' in Madrid

2015

Radio 1 interview with Laura Stamps about the exhibition, Constant. New Babylon, in Museo Reina Sofia Madrid. October 27, 2015

Constant. Nueva Babilonia. En construcción

2015

Exhibition announcement of Constant. Nueva Babilonia at Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Nueva Babilonia. La ciudad del futuro que nunca existió

2015

Exhibition announcement of Constant. Nueva Babilonia in Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

150 werken van Nederlandse kunstenaar Constant naar Madrid

2015

Exhibition announcement of Constant. Nueva Babilonia at Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.