Big Art at the Bijlmerbajes Amsterdam

Big Art

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.

(click to enlarge to read information. some links to artists: bramellens.com/ willumgeerts.nl / brandtgallery.com )

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

Hello World at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin

Hello World

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)

Educational

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

The Passage at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

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)

Passage

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 by Michael van den Besselaar

Critique Heals

Critique Heals Michael van den BesselaarCritique 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
(via ello)

Vorm-Fellows-Attitude by Gelitin

Vorm-Fellows-Attitude

Dear Diary,

Yesterday we went to Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam to see the exhibition Vorm-Fellows-Attitude by Gelitin (a group of four artists from Vienna, Austria. The group was formerly known as Gelatin and changed their name in 2005.) which was opened last weekend. We, at Mimi Berlin, had a really good time! First we got to pick out an outfit from the rack filled with abstract nude suits. You can imagine that we were already thrilled! The garments were actually quite nice, design-wise. All suited up we made some selfies, everybody did, and went into the main room. The large space is filled with 4 or so, giant turds (a lump of excrement) laid on Persian carpets. So, imagine people walking in these suits in between under and behind those brown sculptures (which were quite realistic, material-wise). We could not stop laughing, honestly, we had SO much fun!

xoxo Mimi

PS

At the end of the day all the suits were sprayed, not sure with what, maybe an odor killer or sanatising product.

Poop-cock-and-tits fun

Of course there is a deeper meaning behind all the poop-cock-and-tits fun. Read what Gelitin has to say about that below, or just go visit the Vorm-Fellows-Attitude show and find out for yourself, which is always the best thing to do, in our opinion.

“Oui, by the love of my skin
I shit on Your nose
So it runs down Your chin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

RUGS, COLOSSAL TURDS, DOODOO BEASTLY EXCREMENT.
FEAST OF MERDA D´ARTISTA AND NUDITY.
ANALCONDA WASTE OF TIME IN A TURD WORLD. Continue reading