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The Hoodie


01 Dec 2019 — 23 Aug 2020

This exhibition considers the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie is a staple of contemporary dress, hyped as a trend and a must-have item; but elsewhere it is also a topic of moral panic, banned by certain institutions and dissected by the media as an emblem of inequality, crime or deviancy.Curated by writer and curator Lou Stoppard.


G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children


23 Jan — 27 Aug 2020

As an extension of their short film AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF, The Ummah Chroma collective provides a sacred space at Het Nieuwe Instituut entitled G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children. The sacred space invites visitors to explore themes of meta-physical transcendence, spirituality, and self-expression.

Archive, Exhibition

Atelier Nelly and Theo van Doesburg

Archive, Exhibition

11 Jul 2020 — 12 Jul 2021

A new look at the work of Nelly and Theo van Doesburg is possible thanks to the restoration of their architecture archive. The exhibition recognises Nelly as a key figure in the consolidation of the reputation of Van Doesburg and De Stijl. The magnificent focus of the exhibition will be on the couple’s most striking joint project: their studio-house in the Parisian suburb of Meudon. Sketches, drawings and scale models rarely (if ever) exhibited before reveal the house’s rich history.


Aquarian Gardens soundwalk

In The New Garden

19 May 2019 — 31 Dec 2020

A guided meditation created by artist Annika Kappner invites the visitor to explore the (bio) diversity and complexity of The New Garden.


Reflection #1

Ana-lize: a poem by artist Nash Caldera

01 May — 28 Aug 2020

Inspired by G/D THYSELF, writers, poets and designers will send you a series of reflections, stories and spirit strategies by post - a way to reflect in community, albeit remotely. 


Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction


01 Jun — 15 Nov 2020

Set Stage Screen: Realities of Postproduction investigates how contemporary video culture operates as a public space for consumerism, activism and emancipation, by exposing existing realities and by imagining alternatives.



Reflections on home

01 Jun — 01 Sep 2020

In the institute’s entrance hall, a diptych, composed of photographs from the National Collection for  Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, is on show at the invitation of Unlocked/Reconnected, inspired by the concept of home in the time of the pandemic.


Archiprix Netherlands 2020

Gallery 3 By Archiprix

18 Jun — 04 Oct 2020

In each edition (this is the 40th), Archiprix presents the most talented graduates from Dutch institutions offering master’s programmes in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and (in this and the previous edition) interior architecture. These are the designers that will literally shape the future, in the Netherlands and beyond.


Archiprix International Santiago, Chili 2019

Gallery 3 By Archiprix

18 Jun — 30 Aug 2020

Archiprix invites all architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture master’s programmes worldwide to select their best graduation project and submit it for consideration. This format enables Archiprix to give a picture of the state of the art of design education.


Reflection #2

DON’T LET THEM BURN: a poem by poet, performer and psychonaut Dean Bowen

19 Jun — 28 Aug 2020

Inspired by G/D THYSELF, writers, poets and designers send you a series of reflections, stories and spirit strategies by post or email  – a way to reflect in community, albeit remotely. 


Children and Families, Workshop

Long Live the Future!

07 Jul 2020 — 31 Dec 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut’s production location turns visitors into digital designers. In Long Live the Future! families design the world in the year 2520. And if you’re a designer of the future, anything is possible.


Gijs Bakker & K. Schippers: Basics

Design and poetry in Sonneveld House

11 Jul 2020 — 10 Jan 2021

In Sonneveld House, Gijs Bakker and K. Schippers present combinations of jewellery and poetry which they have selected especially for the occasion from their extensive oeuvres. The result is a setting in which visitors can make new connections and entertain alternative interpretations.



Art on Display 1949-69


04 Oct 2020 — 07 Mar 2021

How do we present art? And how do we look at it, as viewers? Most museum visitors look at artworks without noticing how they are displayed. In contrast, Art on Display 1949-69 focuses not on artworks themselves, but on the way they are presented. For the first time, the exhibition brings together some of the most progressive postwar exhibition designs by architects in the form of 1:1 reconstructions. Featuring displays by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Lina Bo Bardi, Aldo van Eyck, Carlo Scarpa and Alison and Peter Smithson.



Dutch Pavilion, Biennale Architettura


22 May — 21 Nov 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut, commissioner of the Dutch pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, presents Who is We?, the Netherlands' official contribution to La Biennale. 

Excursion, Conversation, Opening

Venice Biennale

Members' Trip

19 May — 21 May 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut is offering an exclusive three day trip to attend La Biennale di Venezia from Wednesday 19 until Friday 21 May 2021 (to be confirmed).