Auke Lansink

Institute of Blind Spots

Creature of Auke Lansink

The highly praised modernist Dutch architect J.J.P. Oud (1890 - 1963) knowingly worked for the occupiers of the Third Reich in WWII. This project takes the Poortgebouw (Gateway Building) of 1942 by J.J.P. Oud under the microscope. Asking why this part of the story is not represented in the ouvre of the highly- acclaimed architect, the Institute of Blind Spots is intended as a critique of the museum world, which tends to leave behind politically incorrect and controversial background stories in their programming. What is the struggle of dealing with sensitive information?

Institute of Blind Spots

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