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Constant Rode sector, 1958. © Constant, VEGAP, Madrid, 2015
It's with pride that we announce the upcoming New Babylon exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia opening on October 20th 2015! This co-op between Reina Sofia and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag will be the largest overview of Constant's New Babylon project since the New Babylon exhibition in Witte de With in 1999 curated by Roland Groenenboom under director Barthomé Marie! During this exhibition the book New Babylon: The Hyper Architecture of Desire by Mark Wigley was presented, which is still the leading publication on Constant's New Babylon project.
A work that was offered in 2013 as a Constant resurfaces on Marktplaats.
An artist will always inspire those who come after, this too goes for Constant. The project Continuous Drift by a collective of artists in Dublin takes one of Constant's New Babylon principles as a starting point. Read more on CONTINUOUS DRIFT here.
Collage van sector modellen, 1969
presenting at ART BASEL feature 2015
NEW BABYLON by CONSTANT
Van der Steenhoven advocaten is a Dutch law firm, which is very much invested in copyright law and Volgrecht (Resale right). Last year they organised a Client Class to inform and discuss Resale right (Volgrecht). At the time of the Client Class there was a lawsuit pending between Pictoright, which manages the copyrights and resale rights for artists, and an art dealer who refused to give Pictoright information on what works he sold.
As of today it is possible to search on our website for art works from a specific collection: stichtingconstant.nl/work
One can now easily search for Constant's works in museums by just putting the name of the museum/collection in the search box and click search! Keep in mind that most private collectors want to remain anonymous and are therefore indicates as private collection.
Constant-Schilder in zijn atelier, 1977
In his column in weekly magazine HUMO Joost Zwagerman writes about one of Rembrand's selfportraits in the exhibition De Late Rembrand in the Rijksmuseum, he compares Rembrand's painting De kunstenaar in zijn atelier, 1629 to Constant's Schilder in zijn atelier, 1977.
February 24, 2015
An article about creativity and Constant's New Babylon in de Correspondent by Lynn Berger: Hoe creativiteit een talent van iedereen en een oplossing voor alles werd. (How creativity became everyone's talent and a solution for everything).