Press release

VEDUTE 0200 (44 x 32 x 7)
Exhibitions new manuscripts
Groningen Maastricht Rotterdam

At locations spread out across the country, new spatial manuscripts are being created for the Vedute Foundation – and these new works will be on view to be admired, at venues that are just as spread out, throughout this year.
At eight institutes, the upcoming generation of designers and artists are working on visualizing their vision of space in a manuscript; a closed form measuring 44 x 32 x 7 cm. These works will be unveiled and exhibited at Marres in Maastricht. They will also be on view in the cities in which the various institutes are located.
In the autumn, those works that occupy the middle ground between art and design will feature in an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Two hundred
More than 100 students are currently working on the same design brief: the creation of a Vedute manuscript. The end results will be evaluated by a jury with the aim of selecting the very best manuscripts for the collection. The Vedute collection will then exceed 200 works.

SIGN Gallery
The sub-collections will be on show in low-key exhibitions at the institutes themselves, and beyond; the works produced at the Minerva Academy in Groningen, for example, will be on view in March at the SIGN Gallery, an experimental platform for recent art.

Marres – THINKING (out of) THE BOX
The most recent additions to the collection will be unveiled and discussed by their creators during a large-scale exhibition at the Marres centre for contemporary culture in Maastricht. The new works will be on view alongside works from the collection that curator Valentijn Bijvanck has selected for their sensory impact.

For this unique, colourful collection – which will be shown folded and unfolded, with film, text and sometimes will even be touchable – Marres is to open up its entire building, including the basement, attic storey, office and icehouse, specially for the occasion. The exhibition design is by DaF architects. The exhibition will offer visitors an intense experience that will lead them through the most hidden parts of the building. The public programme surrounding THINKING (out of) THE BOX includes, among other things, a series of ‘revelations’, a film evening, tours of discovery and a children’s route.

A beautifull set of pictures can be found at:

New manuscripts made by:
Lisanne Gerritzen, Olga Chulkova, Simon Niks, Jeroen Pot, Anna‐Lucia Rijff, Jos Andringa, Koen Steegers, Jim Steenbakkers, Banaz Palani, Gideon van der Stelt, Carlijn Fransen, Juliëtte Hofstede

Exhibited manuscripts from the excisting collection:
Rob Bloem & Peter de Rijk, Kees Wijker, Angie Abbink & Lia Kroon, Rein Jelle Terpstra, Ynte Alkema, Dickens van der Werff, Peter Struycken, Jolande Traa, Connie Dekker, Joris Wille, Dirk Jan Postel, Merina Beekman, Marina Abramović, Stanley Brouwn, Roy Villevoye, Cees Nagelkerke, Bas Princen, VMX Architects – Don Murphy, Inge Bobbink & Arthur Labree, Paul Wintermans, Liesbeth van der Pol, Dinie Besems, Jan Andriesse, Piet Dirkx, Bart van den Berg, Krijn de Koning, Ben Zegers, JCJ Vanderheyden, Gijs Bakker, Giampaolo Babetto, Hans Wilschut, Bernard Delage, Paul Panhuysen, Jean van Wijk, Hans Muller, Moniek Toebosch, Bob van Reeth, Lee Ranaldo, Peter van der Heijden, Peter Broeren, Thonik – Nikki & Thomas, Ronald van Tienhoven, Stuart Bailey, Marlies Dekkers, Florentjn Hofman, Frank Halmans, Marcel Smets, Guido Geelen, Roel van Timmeren, Jan Jansen, Bas Princen, Maurer United, 75B, Sanne Peper & Michaël Snitker, Frank Beekers, Adriaan Geuze, Semna van Ooy, Paul Bogaers, Erik Fens, Reza Abedini, Maarten Kloos, Jan Joost Peskens, Andre Thijssen, Rianne Makkink & Jurgen Bey

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will open in October and run for four months. Entitled ‘Useless’, it will feature a cross section of the new works alongside a selection from the museum’s own design collection. The curators Annemartine van Kesteren and Noor Mertens will select works that occupy the middle ground between art and design.

About the Vedute collection

The Vedute Foundation was established in 1991. In the 22 years of its existence, its collection has grown to 194 spatial manuscripts, which have been the subject of a number of publications and have featured in various exhibitions and presentations. The collection is managed by Het Nieuwe Instituut and changing selections are on view in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
See  for descriptions, photographs and films of and reflections on the spatial manuscripts.

Exhibition: ‘Minerva’s Manuscripten’
SIGN Gallery,
08 – 30 March 2014
Location: Winschoterkade 10 Groningen,
Open: Tues-Sat 12.00-17.00 and Sun 14.00-17.00.

Exhibition and activities: THINKING (out of) THE BOX
18 April – 15 June 2014
Location: Capucijnenstraat 98 Maastricht,
Open: Wed-Sun 12.00-17.00.
Festive opening at thursday, the 17th of april, starting at 18.00 hrs

Exhibition: ‘Vedute 0200’
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,
11 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
Location: Museumpark 18-20 Rotterdam,
Open: Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00.

Participating institutes: Delft University of Technology (department of interior architecture and the department of landscape architecture), Eindhoven University of Technology, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Minerva Academy Groningen, Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven.

Those who wish to recieve news and invitations from Vedute are kindly asked to send an email to

The exhibition was made possible by the support of the Mondriaan Foundation.

Olga Chulkova, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam

Lisanne Gerritzen, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam