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

BySympany x Kuyichi Jeans with Upcycled Textiles

BySympany Upcycling by Sympany

Sympany is a textile recycling social enterprise from The Netherlands, it collects and re-purposes used clothing in order to fund charitable projects. The gathered second-hand clothes are being sold a.o. in African countries. (specifically to Zambia, Malawi, DR Congo and Angola) The used clothes are also being recycled into cleaning cloths and insulation material and they are upcycled into ‘new fabrics’ as well.

BySympany

BySympany is a new initiative in which funds are generated by collaborating with (sustainable) fashion brands. The collab with Dutch jeanslabel Kyuchi is the first in line: ‘By Sympany By Kuyichi created jeans with upcycled rags. (20% of the jeans consist of recovered fibres)
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A Stroll around the Roeterseiland Campus in Amsterdam

Roeterseiland

The Roeterseiland Campus is an open city campus of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The campus is situated in the eastern part of Amsterdam, a neighbourhood with houses predominantly built in the 19th century. In the midst of this historical “Plantage neighbourhood” you find the campus which is finished in the summer of 2018.

(image credits: Mimi Berlin)

Large-scale reinvention

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects renovated the existing buildings, redesigned the outdoor area and added “new lecture theatres, seven seminar rooms, 86 tutorial rooms, a Law Library, a Moot Court, research offices, meeting areas, study landscapes, breakout areas, a roof terrace, 1,700 square metres of catering environments and 2,260 square metres of ground floor public gathering space”. Also, important in Amsterdam: a large bicycle parking facility and a new bridge across the water at the main entrances has been added to the campus.

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TRINHBECX Show at the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

TRINHBECX

Dutch fashion designduo TRINHBECX showed the ‘Talking Trash Show’ last friday. It’s the newest collection for the TB19 season. The location was apropriate; Afvalpunt Oost (That’s the name of the place were you can dump your garbage in Amsterdam)

In collaboration with Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week, TRINHBECX had the opportunity to work with companies that offer a sustainable alternatives to existing materials such as leather and cotton. Materials like viscose developed from coffee grounds, leather created from plant cells, buttons that are made from fruit waste, in combination with textile surpluses.

(imagecredits: Mimi Berlin Blogger Team)

As always, TRINHBECX showed well proportioned garments, including their signature bold detailing, we especially fancied the strong silhouettes. This collection can be seen as “a playful patch-work-story in a miss-match of materials with graphic lines and quirky (de)constructions.” Continue reading

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