After one year of heavy reconstruction works,1646 reopened its doors. On April the 25th 2008, the new art space in The Hague was officially opened to the public. For the opening, 1646 invited Bas de Boer to build a whole new installation:
It all resembles the silly character of cartoons, but with a dark edge to it a retrospective, total-installation, exhibition and party in one. All in all a kind of cinematographic atmosphere in which the color black and unclear lighting are constant features.
Starting with this opening, 1646 invited artists to have a conversation via email with a correspondent. The conversation follows the artists’ work during the development of his project in 1646.