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Henry Moore

An odd man out in the exhibition is the brick wall relief made by British sculptor Henry Moore for the Bouwcentrum in Rotterdam designed by architect Joost Boks. This structure was completed after World War II and commissioned by the brick industry. Hence the unusual choice of brick by Moore, who normally worked in bronze or stone. Also worthy of mention is the Anker collection of toy-sized bricks, which came on the market in 1895 as an alternative to wooden building blocks. This exceptional collection item completes the overview in The Netherlands builds in brick.

Photographs Tentoonstellingsraad

Part of the photographs displayed in the Brick exhibition, are taken from the archives of the Tentoonstellingsraad (The exhibition council). Almost the entire collection of photos from that archive is available on the Flickr Commons website. The sets on Flickr show more than 600 images from the archives of the Exhibition Council. The Exhibition Council for Architecture and Related Arts was set up around 1920, with the aim of organising exhibitions to ‘promote the flourishing of the arts‘. Representatives of various societies in the field of architecture as well as in the ornamental, artisanal and applied arts served on the council.

This project was made possible in part by the BankGiro Loterij, whose financial contribution increases the public visibility of the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

24/01 – 06/04/2015

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
Rotterdam

 
 
The Netherlands builds in brick, Surprising finds from the collection #3
Alfred Marks
Studio Makkink & Bey
Leon de Bruijne, Govert Flint and Harm Rensink
Valentijn Goethals & Tomas Lootens
Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut

This project is part of the programme track Landscape and Interior and the folder Surprising finds from the collection.

Drawing on two collections of photographs from the archive, this third instalment in the series Surprising finds from the collection shows that brick remained a favoured construction material, even for experimentation.