Big Art Hembrug 2021

Big Art Fair

Mimi Blogger Team visited the Dutch annual art fair; Big Art. This year, just as the last time, it was held at The Hemburg grounds (in an old munitions factory) in 4 large exhibition halls. Hembrug is situated on the border between Zaandam and Amsterdam. Though it was raining cats and dogs Mimi Blogger Team still managed to take a few pictures for you,

See more at the Big Art website

200 Plus Artworks at Bradwolf Projects Amsterdam

Reflection in Time 200 plus Artworks

Reflection in Time is an art project initiated by Nannet van der Kleijn. Ms van der Kleijn sent about 500 pieces of blank linen canvasses in A4 size to friends, family and acquaintances. She asked if they wanted to do ‘something’ with that piece of cloth. (The previous sentence is us, at Mimi Berlin, putting the more elaborate vision of Nannet van der Kleijn in a tiny nutshell ofcourse!)

reflection time art project amsterdam

Detail of one of the walls at Bradwolf Projects. The flashy face of the left is made by Diederik Verbakel and the portrait on the right is painted by Machteld Schouten.

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Big Art Hembrug 2020

Big Art Fair

Mimi Blogger Team visited the Dutch annual art fair Big Art. This year, just as the last time, it was held at The Hemburg grounds (in an old munitions factory) in 4 large exhibition halls. Hembrug is situated on the border between Zaandam and Amsterdam.

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A small impression of the exhibition

Mimi Blogger Team took some pictures for you, who couldn’t be there, because sharing is caring and y’all know we love to share!
We also shot a short video of Peter Vink explaining his light installation.

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Frieda Hunziker

Hunziker and other Dutch female artists

“One of the Masterly Women” (Een van de Meesterlijke vrouwen) is an exhibition showcasing “10 avant-garde artists you have to see” at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (open from June 15 until September 8, 2019.) The museum focuses on the period between 1915 and 1960. On show are works by artists such as Charley Toorop (1891-1955), Eva Besnyö​​​ (1910-2003) and Frieda Hunziker (1908-1966), all women who represent important trends in art. Next to art from the past you will find work by 10 Dutch female artists from the present, like Robin de Puy and Liselore Frowijn for example.

Our Personal Story

We have a personal story to tell about this artist.
As you maybe already know we, at Mimi Berlin, frequently visit thriftstores. Well, the other day we bought a litho that caught our fancy, signed by Frieda Hunziker. We didn’t know her name or work so we looked it up on the interweb. Although we liked the work, we imediately put it up for auction!

Franeker

A very friendly couple bought the litho from us. They live in Franeker, in the house that Frieda built in the sixties for herself and her son! Since these people found out about the artsy history of their home, they started collecting Hunziker’s work. Isn’t that a nice coincedence with the exhibition opening at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam?!
We think it is.
And we are very glad that we learned some of the Dutch art-heritage by visiting our local thriftstore.

Cobra

Hunziker was considered in the 50’s and 60’s as a remarkable and progressive artist. She exhibited regularly at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and was well-known within the art society. At the end of the 50’s, the work of Frieda developed towards abstract expressionism in which the figurative element never completely disappears. Her latest works are vibrant and powerfully colorful and they exude the self-confidence and vitality of Frieda. She continued to paint when she became sick and even until her death in september 1966. Her color symphonies never got a gloomy character.

Cobra Museum

Artists are Curators at GemeenteMuseum and Hoogtij Art Night The Hague

the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.

Hoogtij

Hoogtij (which means High tide in Dutch) is an evening in city of The Hague dedicated to culture in general and art in particular. About 25 galeries, studio’s, musea are open from 7 to 11 PM on ‘Hoogtij’ evenings. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the 57th edition on the 25th of May 2019.

The next editions of Hoogtij are planned already: on the 27th of September and on the 29th of November in 2019. (hoogtij.net)

The Hague Heritage

We went to the vernissage of the exhibition ‘The Hague Heritage‘ at the Heden gallery. This show is a hommage to artists who have a link to The Hague. Heden invited 30 artists who are either born, live, work or study(ied) in this city by the sea. These artists each chose their favorite work. The Hague Heritage is running to 07 juli 2019

(Above from left to right: Daan den Houter, Theo Jansen and ? posing for Mimi Berlin’s camera. Thank you for that gentlemen, we noticed it was a bit awkward for you.)
Please click here to see more artist-portraits we made througout the years.

Edoardo Tresoldi’s Mesh Buildings

Mesh Buildings

Edoardo Tresoldi creates “public space interventions” by building with mesh, in metal. Tresoldi also makes birds and people with mesh but we, at Mimi Berlin, prefer these huge and useless buildings. Up to today the largest house Edoardo built was for the 2018 Coachella Musics and Arts Festival in California, it’s named ‘Etherea’.

‘Etherea’ and ‘Sacral’ by Eduardo Tresoldi. ‘Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home’ by Do Ho Suh.

Transparency

These works remind us of Do-Ho Suh’s sculptures, which are made in fabric but are equally transparent. Also, both artsists explore how to create houses and interiors. It would be nice to see their work in one place, don’t you think?

Edoardo Tresoldi

“Edoardo Tresoldi plays with the transparency of mesh and with industrial materials to transcend the time-space dimension and narrate a dialogue between Art and World, a visual summary which reveals itself in the fade-out of physical limitations.
Mixing classical and modern language, he generates a third one, strongly contemporary.” (read more/img via edoardotresoldi.com)