Another Day at the Office. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #9

‘Another day at the office’ Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #9,

We would like to present our newest Fashion Fest photomontage ‘Another day at the office’. This is image number 9, we made the first Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest in january of 2013. See all the work made in between these dates on mimiberlinfashionfest.com

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #9, Another day at the office, 15-12-2019  ©MIMI BERLIN MMXIX

This tableau vivant is inspired by an eight hour office day. Made, in front of the reception, by Peter de Kok, Astro, Annelies van Hardeveld, Tjebbe Beekman, Jan Willen Kaldenbach, Amber Jansen, Illya Beekman, Machteld Schouten, Mario Hooglander, Bastiaan Thijssen, Anneke Mulder, Sid Stuiver, Geraldine MacDonald, Elle Verhagen, Beest, Taco Stuiver, Marie-Claire Toebosch, Baukje Bies, Petra Kamphuis, Wendelien Daan, Riëtte Wanders, Bernhard Jongstra, Berber de Jong, Frankie Dennis and Gala Daan. Stagaire: Jolene Adelaar

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest is an ongoing project by Mimi Berlin

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #9, Another day at the office, 15-12-2019 is a self-portrait/photo-montage made by ©MIMI BERLIN MMXIX

Seletti Flagship Store Amsterdam

At the opening of the Seletti store in Amsterdam

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the opening of the Seletti Flagship Store Amsterdam just about a month ago. Seletti is an Italian furniture design brand known for it’s pop-culture-inspired products which bring humour and quality into your home. The store is situated in the Runstraat at number 22, that’s near the Prinsengracht. It’s hard to miss because the shopwindow boosts an overwhelming and very colorful tableaux-vivant.

studio job shopwindow opening selettistore amsterdam

Designer Shopwindow

In the shopwindow there’s a set-up of a complete, imaginary sidewalk-café made with designs by ‘Blow’. ‘Blow’ is the sub-brand that’s created by Dutch design Studio Job and Seletti in 2017. (@blowunofficial) Studio Job’s designers Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel were part of this setting during the opening on November 8. They were signing products under the pink ‘Streetlamp Floor’. How fun!

More Important Collaborations

The store in Amsterdam carries more than only designs by ‘Blow’. Other well known collaborations, with a.o. Maurizio Cattelan’s and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s ‘Toiletpaper‘ brand and with the designer ‘Marcantonio‘, are for sale. In the back of the store you immediately will notice the furniture, carpet, mirrors and what have you not, designed by ‘Toiletpaper’. The downstairs space is dedicated to the work of Marcantonio. In this room lighting designs, mainly in white, are on display. Make sure you visit the store, it’s a joy to the eye and we are sure that you will find something nice to decorate your home with.

Seletti History

Don’t be fooled by the quirky and young image of Seletti. Like many Italian brands this company also has the family tradition in it’s DNA. The company is founded in 1964 by Papa Seletti. In those early days he started working with Chinese manufactures and gathered valuable production knowledge, which is still an asset for the brand nowadays. The current creative laboratory and designer team; Selab, is founded in 1988 by siblings Stefano and Maria Seletti, Vittorio Boni and Studio Badini.

YiPArt Young in Prison Photo Auction 2019

YiPArt

De grootste benefiet fotoveiling van Nederland is terug: de YiPArt foto veiling! Maar liefst 82 werken van topfotografen en aanstormend talent gaan onder de hamer bij veilingmeester Arno Verkade van Christie’s in CIRCL te Amsterdam. Alle opbrengsten komen ten goede aan de creatieve en sportieve programma’s van YiP wereldwijd.

De contributie van Mimi Berlin aan de foto-veiling van dit jaar is een beeld uit de serie ‘Headless Girls‘. van Mimi Berlin’s duo Daan en Jansen. De foto is prachtig ingelijst door Mertens Frames, een van de sponsoren van de veiling. Alles over onze inzending ‘Headless Girl 2’ kun je lezen op de site van YiPArt onder het nieuws kopje ‘Photographers in the Picture’. Klik hier om het interview te lezen.

Kijkdagen
Donderdag 10 & Vrijdag 11 Oktober, 09:00 – 21:00 (gratis toegankelijk) Zaterdag 12 Oktober, 10:00 – 17:00 (gratis toegankelijk)
Veiling
Zondag 13 Oktober, 16:00 – 19:00 (gratis toegankelijk) Deuren open: 15:00
Locatie
CIRCL, een initiatief van ABN AMRO
Gustav Mahlerplein 1B
1082 MS Amsterdam
(info via younginprison.org)

More about YiPArt on this blog

Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen Good Monday

Good Monday

Good Monday! Here’s an image of our first encounter with some freehand grafitti in the morning. Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen means Don’t Piss No Bycicles in Dutch. This is written on a marble slab at the entrance of a Metro station in Amsterdam. We think it’s kinda funny and a good piece of artwork as well.

Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen Good Monday

This text is probably written by the (angry) shopowner 3 seconds away from this grafitti-spot. As you can maybe see on the image; the place is a misbuilt. A dark corner of the street with no purpose whatsoever but to piss and stall your bike. We don’t understand how these kinds of places still exsist in the city of Amsterdam, they need to be torn-down or at least be lit. Fun Fact is that the metro stations in Amsterdam all got revamped earlier this year. The stainless steel stair-railings are replaced with ones in hard wood, for example. That’s a useless decision, for sure if you still have to pass these nasty dark corners around metro stations.

Edition2019 Dutch Fashion Shows: Art Academies

Edition2019

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see 3 fashionshows, held by art universities in The Netherlands. Edition 2019. We went to Arnhem, Amsterdam and The Hague. We also produced 3 Mimimovies for you. (In poor quality as always.) Have a look see how happy all the students are! We feel that’s one of the most beautiful parts of student-fashion-shows.

ArtEZ Arnhem

Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam

Royal Academy of Art The Hague

Links

See and read about previous shows here on this blog by clicking this sentence.

If you would like to see images made at these shows best go to the site of Team Peter Stigter

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

Click for more about ArtZuid on our Blog

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.