Article on the website of the Municipality of Amsterdam about Constant's Gate (De Poort van Constant, 1963), which stands at the entrance of sports park Ookmeer in the district of Amsterdam Nieuw-West. On January 16, 2024, the artwork received the status of 'municipal monument': a special occurrence, because, as the article states, artworks in the public space don't receive such a status all too often.
Essay 'Inktvlekken bewonen de stad' ('Ink Blots Inhabit the City'), by poet and art critic Maarten Buser. Buser draws connections between Constant's visions for New Babylon and science fiction films, to reflect on the possibility of making a film adaptation of New Babylon. The essay was printed in the 6th edition of magazine Sintel, which appeared in October of 2022.
Review by Arnold Verplancke for Brabant Cultureel of the exhibition Constant, religie, idealisme en protest at Museum Krona from March 19 till May 22, 2022.
Quote from article: Klein maar fijn geldt voor deze dubbeltentoonstelling van Mamedov en Constant in Krona Uden.
Review by Sophia Geuze for Nederlandsdagblad of the exhibition Constant, religie, idealisme en protest at Museum Krona from March 19 till May 22, 2022.
A blog by head curator of the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Terry van Druten on the collection endowment by collectors Loes and Egbert Dommering. Amongst the donation are several beautiful works by Constant, like the watercolor Le départ, 1978, and the portfolio New Babylon.
The essay Sonic Imaginaries of New Babylon! Soundtrack for an Unbuilt City by Steve Taylor for the UK based platform MUSICITY analyses the sonic landscape of Constant's New Babylon.
Review group exposition in Het Huis met de Pilaren in 1948 organised by Kunstenaars-centrum Bergen.
Interview with architect Winy Maas about the Dutch Pavillion at the Architect Biennale 2018.
Review of the Dutch Pavillion at the Architecure Biennale in Venice, 2018.
Essay on Constant’s New Babylon by Darren Jorgesen and Laetitia Wilson for Invisible Culture, 2017.
In this interview for the Oral History Project of Fondation Constant art historian, Willemijn Stokvis talks about her encounters with Constant in the seventies and eighties, his influence within the CoBrA group, their first exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the encounters with the artists that led to her thesis and her personal memories of him.
Interviewer: Karel Ankerman
Article on Hans Sonnenberg (1928-2017), gallerist of Gallery Delta, who died September 29, 2017 by Peter de Waard in De Volkskrant.
Sixty years after Guy Debord, joined by a group of artists, thinkers and revolutionaries, established the Situationist International, the forms of advanced capitalism they critiqued - commodity fetishism, social alienation and the replacement of significance by spectacle - have become the bedrock of twenty-first-century society. So what is their legacy today? McKenzie Wark weighs things up.
An interview with Constant by Mark Rappolt, 2003.
A preview of the book Dichter van de droge naald. Frank Lodeizen 1931-2013 by Rineke van Houten in Vrij Nederland, September 2017. A charming insight of the scene the Cobra artists and poets moved around in.
Review of the exhibition Spectrum Design - van Rietveld tot Wilcke at Museum De Acht Zaligheden. Mentioning the furtniture that Constant designed for t Spectrum in 1953.
A book review of the catalogue Constant: Space + Color. From Cobra to New Babylon in Bookforum, summer 2017.