This year the Big Art exhibition is held in a former prison complex in Amsterdam, commonly known as the ‘Bijlmerbajes’ in Dutch. More than 80 artworks are on show from today till sunday. Mimi Blogger Team went and visited the preview of this event and, as always; we took some pictures for yous all to see if you think it’s worth your while to go.
For 4 days the impressive Bijlmerbajes is occupied by contemporary artists and designers showing their work, which is also for sale. A mix of paintings and drawings, sculptures, photos and installations, created by acclaimed names and emerging talents, are on show. This event can be visited from 11 till 14 october, an entrance ticket can be bought at the door for €10,-. (bigart.nu)
Tip from Mimi Blogger Team: if you want to have some kind of experience of ‘real-prison-life’: Continue reading
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to visit the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, that’s the museum of Modern Art in Berlin, the other day. The exhibiton “Hello World, Revising a Collection” works from the museum’s collection (and some on loan) were on show. What a wonderful show!
(imagecredits: mimi berlin)
The way the exhibition was layed out was very new and interesting to us; paintings were accompanied by groups of imagery, or narratives, ‘explaining’ the art. Both a joy to look at and very educational as well. Most of the times ‘educational’ isn’t a nice word for an art exhibiton, but in this case it is. Nothing childish about the narratives here: without using any text, they allowed the visitor to get associative information in a visual way.
Wow, we , at Mimi Berlin, loved that!! Continue reading
Am Hamburger Bahnhof
Hamburger Bahnhof is the museum for modern art in Berlin, Germany. The museum quarters were expanded to accommodate the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, presented to the museum in 2004 as a long-term loan.
(image ecredits: Mimi Berlin)
The former dispatch warehouses located behind the main building were renovated by the architectural firm Kuehn Malvezzi and connected to the historical building via a passage. This hallway replicates a metro with it’a fresh green tiles and original trainstation text.(as seen above) The new ‘Rieckhallen’ increased the exhibition space in a huge way. (read more smb.museum)
Critique Heals / 2015 / 9x9x140cm / 3D print / edition of 5
Qui Est Charlie
“Some time after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, I was asked to participate in an exhibition that dealt with the subject of a divided society and its values.
“Critique Heals” is an anagram of “Qui Est Charlie”, which questions the meaning of “Je Suis Charlie”. ” –Michael van den Besselaar