In 1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf, Het Nieuwe Instituut shows six actual three-dimensional sets that were developed for Erwin Olaf by the décor designer Floris Vos. These sets create a world that exists solely by virtue of the photograph: they are made exclusively to bring a character to life. How is the visitor to judge them? Do these 1:1 models belong to the world of architecture or design? Or do these projections of a dreamed inner world belong to the realm of art?
Interview with Erwin Olaf and Floris Vos
Film director Frans Weisz made these 'Hollandse Meesters' (Dutch Masters) by photographer Erwin Olaf. With his trademark - visualising social taboos - Olaf manages to raise issues that are often avoided or overlooked. With his razor sharp aesthetic intuition Olaf succeeds in hiding such themes in his work, so that the viewer takes the subject at face value, at least at first glance.
College Tour with Erwin Olaf
On Friday 21 February 2014 students had the rare opportunity to ask Erwin Olaf whatever they liked in the television programme College Tour. This edition was filmed at Het Nieuwe Instituut, among the decors built by designer Floris Vos for Olaf.
For 1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf | Bekleiding, Brendan Cormier wrote 'No Interest in Reality: Erwin Olaf and the Constructed Interior.' This essay is part of the brochure '1:1 Sets for Erwin Olaf by Floris Vos | Bekleidung'.