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.

ThisArtFair 2018 Amsterdam

ThisArtFair

Mimi Blogger Team went to visit the preview of ‘ThisArtFair’ at the Beurs van Berlage in the citycenter of Amsterdam.

Without a gallery

‘ThisArtFair’ is an annual art fair held at the end of December. Special thing about this fair is the fact that it’s set up for artists to exhibit without a gallery. There are some gallery booths present, so the concept isn’t that strict. Come to think of it, nothing seems ‘strict’ at this fair; which is fun.

thisartfair 2018 caspar braat

Above: We purchased art made by Caspar Braat
Below:some of our favourite work.
“over 120 artists, with and without a gallery, show and sell their works at the fair.” (thisartfair.com) Open from 27 until 30 December 2018.

Check out some more PartySnapPortraits we made at ThisArtFair

Fungus Armchair by Elodie Antoine

The Fungus armchair

This is the Fungus armchair by Elodie Antoine, an artist from Belgium. We like this piece very much and just want to share it with yous all because it’s a fabulous piece of furniture, in our opinion!
Have a nice day!
xoxo Mimi B.
Fungus Armchair by Elodie Antoine©
Fungus armchair – light green velvet, fungus shaped stuffing – 2011, from the mushrooms series by Elodie Antoine We suggest you visit her site to see more of her work.

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