On Sunday 26 September 2010, the Vedute Foundation will present three new spatial manuscripts that will be added to the famous collection: works by Giny Vos, architectural duo Maurer United and designers Rens Muis, Pieter Vos (75B).
The Vedute Foundation was founded in 1991 with the purpose to build up a collection of 3D-manuscripts: a library of three dimensional objects as visualized thoughts that make the concept of space accessible and tangible. Vedute invites artists, designers, architects and others active in different disciplines, to visualise their fascination with space in a work measuring 44 x 32 x 7 cm in closed form. Unlike books, 3D-manuscripts reveal their content as visual statements. Some are directly accessible, others disclose themselves literally step by step; the variety is proving to be endless.
The Vedute collection found a new home in the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam. Small presentations from the collection are organised in the studyroom of the library of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, also in Rotterdam with regular seminars on special manuscripts.
Having been hidden away from the general public for some ten years, the collection of 176 spatial manuscripts will also be presented with a new website. Vedute chairperson Alma Ploeger is delighted with the digital access. ‘This unique collection can now be viewed by many more people than previously was the case. All of the works can be opened on the website and viewed from different angles. There are also short films, made specially for the site, in which the makers speak about their work’.
Launch: location and starting time: Starting time: 14.00. Doors open 13.30. Auditorium Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX, Rotterdam, www.boijmans.nl