Constant's New Babylon


Video essay for Professor Vossoughian's City Planning class by Matt Torres & Daniel Reinhart. December 18, 2011

Campo nomadi: Constant’s Design for a Gypsy Camp


Lecture by Tom McDonough on Constant's Design for a Gypsy camp in connection to Arno Mik's larger model of the Design for the Roma paviljon, Call the Witness during the Biennale in Venice, 2011.

Constant Nieuwenhuys - New Babylon


Video presentation on New Babylon.

New Babylon Río Piedras [Ciudad Nomáda]


Video presentation on New Babylon

Cobra: a Short Animated History


A brief animated history of the avant-garde artist's group CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam). COBRA was formed by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret in 1948 in the Café Notre-Dame, Paris. They'd sign their manifesto 'La Cause Était Entendue. They split up in 1951.

Cobra | The Cobra Collection


A selection of historical documentations about Cobra, 5 dvd's with 12 hours and 15 minutes of material. Including the films Cobra, een opstand tegen de orde, De werkelijkheid van Karel Appel en Ik ben er alleen als ik achter mijn doek sta by Jan Vrijman.
DVD 2: Karel Appel - Constant Nieuwenhuys

Het Cobra museum


Article on the aquisition of the painting Two Birds by the Cobra museum from the collection of Alain Delon with a 10 min television item Nieuw in Nederland from the art series Kunstuur.
December 8, 2007

Uit het atelier


A documentation of Constant's studio at Wittenburg in Amsterdam and the move in 2008 by Jan de Rode with music by Eric Vaarzon Morel.
Available in the archive for research purposes.



News item on the aquisition of the painting Fauna, 1949 by the Cobra museum from the collection of Hans en Alice de Jong with a small item on the television art series Kunstuur.

Amsterdam, broedplaats van de avant-garde


Part 1 of the tv series Onmetelijk Optimisme, a documentary series about artists and their mediators from 1945-1970.

Constant, avant le départ


Constant died in the summer of 2005. Thomas Doebele and Maarten Schmidt filmed the artist during the last months of his life. They followed him and his dog, Tikus, on their daily stroll to the artist's studio, where he finished his last painting Le Piège (The Trap). A personal tale about a great painter in the last months of his life, working on the final details of the horizon of his last painting, 82 min, 2005.

New Babylon de Constant


New Babylon visually captured by Constant's son Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth, 13 min, 2005.
Available in archive for research purposes.

Knoeiers Kladders Verlakkers


AVRO Kunst panorama, a series of 13 episodes about art and culture with a new item idea every week. The audience decides throug popular vote which formula will lead to a series. Presentation Nelleke van der Krogt. The first episode is about the history of modern art in the Netherlands with a focus on the difficult start of the artists of CoBrA in Amsterdam in the fourties. An episode suggestion by Eline Timmer and Tom Rooduijn. 



Daily news program by the networks EO, KRO and NCRV. Presented by Fons de Poel. Aired till September 3, 2010.
Subjects of this episode:
1. critisism on Pieter Baan Centrum;
2. the opening of the exhibition Constant. Een keuze uit het grafisch oeuvre at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, February 27 till April 15, 2004-Constant Nieuwenhuys
3. domestic abuse of women in Turkey (partly BLOCKED).

De Avonden


Radio program Wim Brands interviews historian Marcel Hummelink about his new book, Apres nous la liberté, about artist Constant Nieuwenhuys. In the first hour of the program. The interview with Marcel Hummelink is in Dutch and starts at: 00:11:59-00:44:00 min


Nederlandse Kunst vanaf 1900


A series of episodes about Art after 1900 by Teleac. In this episode the follow up of De Stijl, Structure, Joost Baljeu, Liga Nieuw Beelden, Unitair Urbanisme, Constant, New Babylon, Karin Arink, Internationale Situationists, art in public spaces, Bram Bogart, expression of matter, Carel Visser, Rietveld and Provo.

Available to wacth for researching purposes on location in the Fondation Constant Archive. We will not distribute the movie digitally. Email Kim at

Cobra, een opstand tegen de orde


Cobra, a revolt against order, documentary by Jan Vrijman about the meaning and influence of the COBRA group, then and now, 58"27', 1988.

Available to wacth for researching purposes on location in the Fondation Constant Archive. We will not distribute the movie digitally. Email Kim at

Avant-garde in Nederland 3: Het situationisme


Radioprogram: Het Evenement 16 jan 1986
Cultural series, final episode out of three about the Avant-Garde in the Netherlands: Het situationisme.

Het Heilig Vuur. Cobra 1949-1951 | Schilderen na een oorlog


Documentary about the Experimentele Groep, the CoBrA group, the exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the international network and the dissolving of the group. Broadcasted on April 20, 1976. Interviews with: Martin Visser, mrs. H.T. Rooskens-Rutten, Henny Riemens (photograher and ex girlfriend of Corneille), miss Ir. J.H. Mulder (architect), Louis Tiessen, Jan Elburg, Aldo van Eyck, Anton Rooskens, Constant, Eugene Brands, Karel Appel, Corneille, Theo Wolvecamp, Tony Sluiter (ex girlfriend of Karel Appel), mrs. S.C. Brands-Tiemeyer, Christian Dotremont and Willem Sandberg.