I See Faces, I made this Face

We, at Mimi Berlin, have been away from our blog for over a year. we need to update you, our readers, on what we’ve been up to all this time. Well, amongst other things, and in a nutshell; we created faces.

The faces made by Mimi Berlin

All these faces are contstructed with plastic. Discarded plastic, early plastics….from Tupperware to…..well, everything but the kitchen sink.

Sammelwut Art and Interior Shop

Sammelwut in Nijmegen

Sammelwut is a German term; literally translated into English as collectors rage. But it rather means the deep urge to collect stuff. As you know we, at Mimi Berlin, are almost professional collector’s, also our objects are made of what we collect. Rob Geertman, the owner of the Sammelwut store chose a number of Faces, made by us, to showcase at Sammelwut. Sammelwut we love that word and we are very pleased that our work can be found at this art and interior store in Nijmegen.

“Sammelwut is the store in Nijmegen for lovers of contemporary art and a stylish and modern interior. In our store you will find a varying range of artworks combined with an inspiring collection of home accessories.”

Nijmegen

Nijmegen is a lovely city in The Netherlands, set in the ‘river landscape between the Rhine, Meuse and Waal rivers “Nijmegen is also the oldest city in The Netherlands so a city-stroll will bring you to castles and “archaeological finds dating back to the Romans and other times” The Sammelwut shop is situated in the city-center in the Lange Hezelstraat 89, 6511 CE Nijmegen

Happy Customers

Mimi Loves Happy Customers

It’s always wonderful if somebody loves your work enough to purchase it. That happend with our nude selfportrait the other day. We made an artwork for the exhibition Reflection in Time” initiated by Nannet van der Kleijn at Bradwolff projects in Amsterdam. @maritsatelier framed the canvas we created and it looks goog, in our opinion.

PS make sure to click the link if you’d like to know more about Ms Kleijn’s art project ‘Reflection in Time’

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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Pacifier Music Doll Face

Sweeter than Cola!

The Pacifier Music Doll Face is sweeter than Cola!

The Pacifier Music Doll Face is a part of the ‘Important Bagatelles‘ series, made only with discarded (early) plastics and, in this case metal, by Mimi Berlin. The ojects are visibly assembled and each product we used is still identifiable.
Pacifier Music Doll Face is a unique work, signed by Mimi Berlin.

See more of the important bagatelles HERE

Urban History of Amsterdam

The archaeological finds of the North / Southline in Amsterdam

During the excavation of soil for the North/South Metro line an archaeological research-team was created, they found a massive collection of 665,412 man-made objects. From 18 century nails and jewelry to spoons from the 1980s. Some of these objects are on display at Station Rokin, the complete collection can be found online at belowtheservice.amsterdam

In 2004 the digging started for a new metro line in Amsterdam, the North/Southline, it was finished in july 2018. It ‘s a short line of only 9,7 km long, but it runs under water from Central Station to the Nortern part of the city. That’s why it’s quite functional, because without a car you could only reach Amsterdam Noord by ferry-boat or bus.

Anyways you vcan view the complete collection online and play with it. Like we did above. That’s all for today! Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi