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)

ArtZuid the Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial 2019

ArtZuid

The bi-annual open-air sculpture route in Amsterdam, ArtZuid is open for visits. The sixth edition is curated by artist Michiel Romeyn and art historian Jhim Lamoree. On show are about sixty sculptures on a 2,5 km route on the streets of Amsterdam. Easiest way to see the sculptures, in our opinion, is to just start walking from the Apollolaan or the Minervalaan, here you find the information pavilion as well.

(imagecredits: JW Kaldenbach/ArtZuid 2019)

ArtZuid Route

If you want guidance there’s lot’s of choice. Artcamps, lectures, tours, artist talks and other events are programmed for your convenience. Otherwise just go out whenever you fancy and walk by yourself. The route is open 24/7 until September 2019 and is free of charge.

Plan Zuid is the Heart

The first edition was held ten years ago in 2009. It’s original place is Plan Zuid (“South Plan”) which is the urban concept by the Dutch architect Berlage realized in 1915. Plan Zuid is the “heart” of ArtZuid. The Dutch sculpture route has grown massively since 2009, branching out to the MuseumPlein and the Zuidas business district. Also a new annex in Amstelveen is open. For more and adequate informatio about the route it’s best go to the website: artzuid.nl

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Participating artists

Aime Mpane Enkobo, Anish Kapoor, Antoine Poncet, Aristide Maillol, Arman, Armando, Barry Flanagan, César, Charlotte van Pallandt, Dan Graham, Daniel Götten,David Altmejd, Dini Thomsen, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Elsa Tomkowiak, Erwin Wurm, George Struikelblok, Gerda Maise, Gloria Friedmann, Henk Visch, Irene Fortuyn, Ivan Cremer, Jan Fabre, Jaume Plensa, Jean Dubuffet, Jems Koko Bi, Jerzy Kedziora, Jésus Rafael Soto, Jim Dine, Joel Shapiro, Joep van Lieshout, Johan Tahon, Judith Wiersema, Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Marc Quinn, Matthew Monahan, Morgan Betz, Nancy Rubins, Nick Ervinck, Nic Jonk, Roberto Barni, Sachi Miyachi, Theo Jansen, Tom Claassen, Tony Matelli, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Yubi Kirindongo.

Cobra Art Camping in Amstelveen

Art Camping Cobra

The Cobra Museum of modern art in Amstelveen is organizing ‘Camping Cobra‘ on the 25th of May 2019. What is this, you ask of us. Well, it’s exactly what you think it is. A sleepover at the Museum. Hunderd people can bring their sleepingbags and matresses to spend the night. Bringing your own matresses isn’t very chique, we know, but this is a slumberparty for children of course. We all now a child doesn’t need comfort whilst sleeping (tsssss). Adults are also welcome but they have to be accompanied by a kid.

Camping Cobra  (CoBrA Museum)

24H Amstelveen Festival

The Camping event is organized within the 24H Amstelveen festival. 24H Amstelveen is about the experience of more than 40 activities in Amstelveen in just 24 hours. We suppose that’s for people with very little time to spend, like tourists for example, but also for children obviously.

Anyways, everything ‘tongue in cheek’ aside; if you would like to sleep under famous paintings made by Karel Appel and friends make a reservation here. It costs €10,-.

PS
We do hope that everybody reading this post knows what the Cobra Museum is. If not let us tell you. Cobra stands for Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A), it is an expressionist art movement from the 20th century (1948-1951). the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen houses only work made by the artists whitin this group.

Joël Hubaut and HotDogs

Joël Hubaut

Joël Hubaut with hotdogs up his nose.
Hubaut is a French artist. We, at Mimi Berlin, are interested in his work. But today we don’t have the stamina to look it up on the interweb. However, we can share his portrait, and we do hope that your day is a nice day! xoxo Mimi

Joël Hubaut with hotdogs in his nose.

Note

Obviously this post is a reminder, a note to self.