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Het Nieuwe Instituut warmly invited you to the opening of four exhibitions: 1:1 Period Rooms by Andreas Angelidakis, PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-Made Future, Sonneveld House²: Intervention by Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse, and
Surprising Finds from the Collection #3: The Netherlands Build in Brick. You were welcome on Saturday 31 January 2015 from 4 pm onwards for a programme of lectures, presentations and debates. After the opening performance, the staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut welcomed visitors to the various exhibitions.

Opening Programme 31/01

Het Nieuwe Instituut welcomed you to the opening of four exhibitions from 4 pm on. Each exhibition features its own programme:

1:1 Period Rooms by Andreas Angelidakis
4:15 – 4:35    Conversation between Andreas Angelidakis, artist and installation designer, and the moderator about the idea and design for the installation. This conversation will be in English.
4:45 – 5:05    Conversation between Paul Spies (director of Amsterdam Museum) and Guus Beumer (director of Het Nieuwe Instituut) about the period rooms and why the institute wants the show them again.

Plastic: Promises of a Home-Made Future
4:15 – 4:30    Short guided tour of the exhibition with curator Tal Erez.
4:45 – 5:15    Conversation between Philippe Decelle, engineer-artist and fanatic collector of plastic and curator Tal Erez about their fascination for plastic and the wondrous world of plastic. This conversation will be in English.

Sonneveld House2
4:15 – 4:45     Conversation between the multitalented Petra Blaisse (designer of the intervention in Sonneveld House), Matthew Stadler, writer and fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut, and Robert Thiemann (editor-in-chief of Frame magazine) about designing for interiors and the importance of the interior.
5:00 – 5:15    Short guided tour of the exhibition with conservator Hetty Berens  
Please note: places on this tour are limited!

Surprising Finds from the Collection #3: The Netherlands Build in Brick
4:15 – 4:30    Short guided tour of the exhibition with curator Alfred Marks.
4:45 – 5:15    Continuous massages in a special massage studio in the exhibition space, a rotating brick crusher, and an interactive performance.

Visitors young and old were able to experiment all afternoon on the Deck with 3D print pens (a hand-sized 3D printer), build anything they want with special LEGO blocks, and test out the new educational iPad-apps.

At around 5:30 there was a performance specially created for the opening. Director Guus Beumer then formally opened the exhibitions with a short speech. Afterwards, guests were able to visit the exhibitions at their leisure, meet one another and enjoy a snack and drink.
Inside the exhibitions, students from the University of Amsterdam continued constructing a period room, the Perpetual Plastic Project helped you transform plastic waste into printable filament again, massages are available in a special studio, and you were able to admire the intervention by Petra Blaisse in Sonneveld House (note: owing to limited capacity, time slots will apply).


16:00 – 20:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25