Rear entry, 2021

Now You See Me Moria, 2021

Now You See Me Moria is a campaign and Instagram account documenting life in the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos through images taken by camp residents. Visibility is key to improving harsh camp conditions, so hundreds of designers across Europe have responded to the request to transform these photos into posters. A selection of these posters is on display on the Oostkop facade of Het Nieuwe Instituut.


Art on Display, 2020
How do we present art? And how do we look at it, as museum visitors? Most of us immediately focus our attention on the artwork itself, unaware that how we encounter it has been carefully staged by a designer. Art on Display 1949-69 focuses specifically on the manner of presentation. It reveals, through six iconic examples, how the display itself helps to create the experience. Six progressive, post-war exhibition designs by architects Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Lina Bo Bardi, Aldo van Eyck, and Alison and Peter Smithson illustrate how designers shape the relationship between artwork and viewer. These architectural approaches are reconstructed on a 1:1 scale, allowing visitors to experience them in three dimensions. Exhibition design by architect Jo Taillieu. Pictures taken during the building of the exhibition.

Spray, 2020

Multidisciplinary artist Rutger de Vries spray painted the restrooms in Het Nieuwe Instituut's foyer. He used the sprinkler system and the technique of process painting to give some extra colour to this usually unspectacular part of a public building.