For this project Johan Nieuwenhuize visited the building of The Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) and five buildings of political, legal and administrative institutions; The Senate (Eerste Kamer), The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer), The Council of State (Raad van State), Ministry of Justice and Security (Ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid) and the City Hall of The Hague (Stadhuis van Den Haag).
The resulting artist book shows detailed images of the floors in these buildings. By drawing attention to this everyday subject, Nieuwenhuize seeks to reflect on the playing field upon which democracy and the rule of law work to protect and support pluralism.
The artist book ‘Pluralisme’ consists of four leporellos in a banderol.
The project was commissioned by The Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB).
Photography and concept Johan Nieuwenhuize
Design Welmer Keesmaat
Lithograpy Marc Gijzen
Offset printing Albe De Coker
Paper Munken Lynx
Print run 300, signed and numbered