Triennale di Milano - mostra “La Terra Inquieta”


Interview with Massimiliano Gioni - Fondazione Nicola Trussardi about the exhibition LA TERRA INQUIETA at the Triennale Milano from April 28th till August 20th.

Altijd te zien


And Het Acrobatenschip by Constant's brother Jan Nieuwenhuijs is donated to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam by his wife Cockie

Panorama Pijbes


"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

Opium op 4


Presentor Jan Mom interviews Katja Weitering about Constant, his work and the exhibition Constant. Ruimte + Kleur in the Opium op 4 of July 4, 2016.

Oneindige stad | Constant's New Babylon


Documentary about Constant's New Babylon on honor of the exhibition Constant. New Babylon-Na ons de vrijheid at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Tom Haartsen ©Constant / Fondation Constant c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2016

Springvossen: Ludo van Halem, Constant - New Babylon


Springvossen: Radio interview with Ludo van Halem about Constant's New Babylon and the exhibitions Constant. Ruimte + Kleur at Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen and Constant - New Babylon at Gemeentemuseum.

New Babylon - Adidas


“It is obvious that a person free to use his time for the whole of his life, free to go where he wants, when he wants, cannot make the greatest use of his freedom in a world ruled by the clock and the imperative of a fixed abode. As a way of life Homo Ludens will demand, firstly, that he responds to his need for playing, for adventure, for mobility, as well as all the conditions that facilitate the free creation of his own life. […]” – Constant Nieuwenhuys

'De Stad' als Nieuw Babylon


Part of my work is humanising technique, like New Babylon (1959-1974) by Constant. According to Constant technique is not an alienating mode but a way to bring man closer to its nature. Homo ludens.



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.

The Avant Garde Won't Give Up


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

'New Babylon' in Madrid


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

El Reina Sofía recrea la utópica Nueva Babilonia de Constant


Interview with Manolo Borja Villel and Laura Stamps for the exhibition Constant. Nueva Babilonia at Museo Reina Sofia Madrid.

Dean's Lecture Series: The Constant Dialogue


Series of lectures at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Main speaker: Mark Wigley
Other speakers: Wiel Arets, Trudy Nieuwenhuys and Ludo van Halem
September 16, 2015

Art Basel: Architect Talk Constant's New Babylon


Mark Wigley, Author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire, Princeton; Ludo van Halem, Curator for ‘Constant and the European avant-garde 1950 – 1960' at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
Moderator: Hans den Hartog Jager, Art Critic and Writer, Amsterdam
Art Basel-Salon, Thursday, June 18, 2015

City Rising


For the exhibition Metahaven Selected Projects 2010-2014 at the Cobra museum, January 2014, designers collective Metahaven created the movie City Rising featuring Constant's New Babylon works.

WPBT2's Art Loft presents Spirit of Cobra


Spirit of Cobra, a major exhibition exploring the roots and inspiration of the European avant-garde Cobra movement, on view November 8, 2013 through May 18, 2014.

Constant Tranzit


Video edit of the opera Constant Tranzit (2013) by Anna Mikhailova. The opera was composed for her Master Music Theater at Codarts and is based on the life of Constant Nieuwenhuys, who worked on his New Babylon project for more than ten years.

Space Circus


Video interview with the metal restorer, Sarah Creange, of the Rijksmuseum after the Ruimtecircus is bought for the new 20th century wing, 2013.

Lamoree en de meesters


An episode about Constant's New Babylon by Jhim Lamoree on Avro Kunstuur, 21 january 2012. Fragment starts at 00:10:10 till 00:13:51.

New New Babylon


By Ali Dur & McKenzie Wark. Music by Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid. A détournement of Constant's New Babylon, translated into the digital, and into New York City. December 27, 2011.