What is the Netherlands

At current the Dutch government has no interest in participating in World Expos, arguably the most important sequence of exhibitions of all times1. Paradoxically, at the same times when the Dutch state expressed its indifference, the city of Rotterdam started its lobby to host a World Expo in 2025. The exhibition What is Netherlands by AMO in collaboration with Marieke van den Heuvel and Lu Liang at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam reflects on this impasse.

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