Het Nieuwe Instituut Online

The Power of Transparency consists of 14 one-minute videos made by artists in isolation in China, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Now that the whole world is locked down at home, we are united in isolation. Although restrained, there is no limitation to our imagination. Close your eyes and let what is opaque become transparent. Transparency is the perfect camouflage. If there is nothing to hide, why fear it? Can we practise transparency to transfer and filter overwhelming information? Can we become transparent to reflect our emotions in an imbalance of power?

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One Minutes' series The Power of Transparency, curated by Minhong Yu, premieres at Het Nieuwe Instituut Online on Friday 22 May at 8pm.


The premiere of The Power of Transparency is followed by performances inviting us to immerse ourselves in ways of re-thinking during the time of social isolation.

They are: Chaos/Cosmos, a sound performance by Rutger Muller; Breathe, a reading by Minhong Yu; and Dream a Lucid Dream in Plant Land, a reading by Effy Fu.

Participating artists

Fag Tips, Clara Rosso, Zuza Banasinska, Qiteng Wu, Sijing Zhang, Chen Feng, Qianfu Ye, Louis Hothothot, Lu Lin, Qianfu Ye, Wenjing Chen, Alejandra Morote Peralta, Luca Heydt and Jun Zhang.

Minhong Yu

Minhong Yu was born in China and currently lives and works as a visual artist in the Netherlands. Minhong Yu graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing  in 2013 and obtained a degree in design at Sandberg Instituut in 2016. Minhong inhabits two cultures simultaneously, creating a dialogue between them.

The One Minutes

The One Minutes Foundation produces and distributes one-minute videos from an artistic point of view, offering an international stage for people to create, engage and connect. The One Minutes is active at the forefront of international contemporary art and has exhibited at the Power Station of Art (China), the National Gallery of Iceland and Whitney Museum of American Art, among other venues. Every two months, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60-second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with the moving image.