Constant 101 On Our Means and Perspectives is a multidisciplinary program of projects in collaboration with Dutch museums, presentation institutions, archives, individual makers, magazines, publishers, and educational institutes. From July 2021 till December 2022, we celebrate that visual artist Constant Nieuwenhuys (1920–2005), known as Constant, was born 101 years ago. Where 100 years stands for a complete era to look back on, 101 stands for the transition to the next centennial. We look ahead. Constant 101 has become an example of how Fondation Constant wants to shape the relationship with contemporary artists and will remain a permanent part of Fondation Constant’s activities in the future.
The aim of Constant 101 is to shed light on the connection between cultural heritage and contemporary makers, between history and current events. It passes Constant’s ideas on to the future generation; with new perspectives, new work, new partners, new audiences, and perhaps new hope. Through the programming, Constant offers an artistic platform to contemporary artists, makers, and thinkers in relation to Constant. Within a horizontal organizational structure, it connects them with partners from different cultural disciplines, organizational profiles, and regions in order to develop an interdisciplinary program, in which current practice relates to cultural heritage, archives, and the Dutch national art collection.