1:1 Period Rooms

2015
In the middle of the last century the period room in museums made way for the ‘white cube’. Modern art demanded neutral, white walls, not historically decorated rooms, and the period rooms were relegated to storage. Het Nieuwe Instituut chose to focus on the period room as a point of departure for a programme about exhibition models. For 1:1 Period Rooms Greek architect and artist Andreas Angelidakis created an installation featuring period rooms from the Amsterdam Museum collection that had not been on public display since the 1970s. Pictures taken during the construction of the exhibition.