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6 July 2023

Now on view: the online exhibition ‘The Human Power Plant (2050)’

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s second online exhibition is now available. ‘The Human Power Plant (2050)’ takes you to Rotterdam’s Bospolder-Tussendijken (BoTu) neighbourhood in 2050 and presents a speculative scenario in which residents generate their own energy for everything they need. Artist Melle Smets has mapped and visualised this human power plant in the form of an interactive drawing, in which you can learn more about stories from the neighbourhood, about themes such as energy and cooperation and about various artworks from the museum’s collection.

The exhibition features podcasts in which you can hear from local residents and a series of videos about several artworks from the collection that highlight the themes of the human powerplant, such as ‘The Tower of Babel’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The texts and linked publications are intended to inspire you and get you thinking. How will you live in 2050?

This online exhibition allows you to visit and explore our collection wherever you are and whenever you want. This summer, for example, from your camping chair or sun lounger. ‘The Human Power Plant (2050)’ is part of 'Looking Ahead: Objects of Change', which is on display in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen until 3 September 2023.

This is Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s second online exhibition. The first, ‘The Breakdown Economy’, about making and destroying things, can still be visited online. Click here.