“Dissident Gardens” exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut

April 10, 2018

With the programme Dissident Gardens, Het Nieuwe Instituut explores the classic contrast between nature and culture and the changing role of design. In this context, the garden stands for the site where man’s desire to control his environment collides with the forces of nature.

 

Glasshouse Kasteel de Haar, Haarzuilens. Glass plate negative, collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, Kasteel De Haar archive

Glasshouse Kasteel de Haar, Haarzuilens. Glass plate negative, collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, Kasteel De Haar archive

 

Dissident Gardens includes an extensive programme of exhibitions in Gallery 1, including Biotopia, Smart Farming, Gardening Mars and Pleasure Parks and in Gallery 2 the exhibition The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017. Dissident Gardens is on view from 4 March to 23 September 2018.


 

Practical information

“Dissident Gardens”
March 4 – September 23, 2018
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Netherlands

 


Dissident Gardens presents a range of influential approaches by designers, architects and artists to current developments in our relationship to nature. Some of the issues they raise include the far-reaching rationalisation of the agrarian landscape, Mars as the final utopia, the designer as farmer, and the holiday resort as a microcosm of the changing relationship between the city and the techno-side. These are also the subject of a series of lectures and debates as part of the Thursday Night Live! programme, kicking off with Mark Wigley’s lecture on Ist March, in which he elaborates on The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017.

 

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

 

HET NIEUWE INSTITUUT AND RESEARCH

Dissident Gardens is part of the long-term Landscape & Interior research project. With the Dissident Gardens programme, Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to stress the importance of research for a radically changing design practice, this time linked to the use of formats such as the research exhibition, in order to map and depict these new practices for both the professional fields and a broader audience.

 

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

 

OFFICIAL OPENING
On Saturday 3 March from 17.00, the exhibitions Biotopia, Smart Farming, Gardening Mars, Pleasure Parks, and The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017 will open. You are very welcome to attend. The opening festivities will continue into the evening with this year’s Museum Night 010. For previews and interviews please contact the Press Office.

 

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

Dissident Gardens © Johannes Schwartz

 

Het Nieuwe Instituut is part of the basic cultural infrastructure, financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is financially supported by BankGiro Loterij, the City of Rotterdam, Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht.


 

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