1:1 Period Rooms by Andreas Angelidakis comprises part two of a triptych on the interior. Het Nieuwe Instituut chose the period room as the point of departure for a programme about exhibition models and the interior as an educational model.
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. From 1 February to 6 April 2015 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.
Metropolis M published an insert based on this programme: 'World of Interiors', No. 1, Feb- March 2015 and architecture historian Barbara Laan wrote an essay on the source and 'renewed' interest in the period room.
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