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.
Mimi Blogger Team visited the Dutch annual art fair Big Art. This year, just as the last time, it was held at The Hemburg grounds (in an old munitions factory) in 4 large exhibition halls. Hembrug is situated on the border between Zaandam and Amsterdam.
A small impression of the exhibition
Mimi Blogger Team took some pictures for you, who couldn’t be there, because sharing is caring and y’all know we love to share! We also shot a short video of Peter Vink explaining his light installation.
The magic goblet of Saint Alcoholica is a new sculpture by Mimi Berlin. Have a look see; it’s too cute, don’t you think? Even if you are an alcoholic person you’ll have to admit that…..
The magic goblet of Saint alcoholica. Assemblage made with plastic, rubber, marble and glass.
This sculpture is a ‘Random story” by Mimi Berlin. Random stories a series of mini installations , which all tell a different tale, are allnmade with discarded objects gathered by Mimi Berlin. Who else?!
We, Mimi Blogger Team, visited the Tim Walker exhibition ‘Wonderful Things’ at the V&A museum in London the other day (the exhibition ran from 21 September 2019 to 22 March 2020). We are fans of the photographer Tim Walker, so we simply had to come to London all the way from Amsterdam. As always, we took pictures for you, who couldn’t be there.
The first room, at the start of the exhibition, is filled with work made for fashion magazines. Hence the dripping ‘gloss’ from the ceiling we guess.
“One of the Masterly Women” (Een van de Meesterlijke vrouwen) is an exhibition showcasing “10 avant-garde artists you have to see” at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (open from June 15 until September 8, 2019.) The museum focuses on the period between 1915 and 1960. On show are works by artists such as Charley Toorop (1891-1955), Eva Besnyö (1910-2003) and Frieda Hunziker (1908-1966), all women who represent important trends in art. Next to art from the past you will find work by 10 Dutch female artists from the present, like Robin de Puy and Liselore Frowijn for example.
Our Personal Story
We have a personal story to tell about this artist. As you maybe already know we, at Mimi Berlin, frequently visit thriftstores. Well, the other day we bought a litho that caught our fancy, signed by Frieda Hunziker. We didn’t know her name or work so we looked it up on the interweb. Although we liked the work, we imediately put it up for auction!
A very friendly couple bought the litho from us. They live in Franeker, in the house that Frieda built in the sixties for herself and her son! Since these people found out about the artsy history of their home, they started collecting Hunziker’s work. Isn’t that a nice coincedence with the exhibition opening at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam?! We think it is. And we are very glad that we learned some of the Dutch art-heritage by visiting our local thriftstore.
Hunziker was considered in the 50’s and 60’s as a remarkable and progressive artist. She exhibited regularly at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and was well-known within the art society. At the end of the 50’s, the work of Frieda developed towards abstract expressionism in which the figurative element never completely disappears. Her latest works are vibrant and powerfully colorful and they exude the self-confidence and vitality of Frieda. She continued to paint when she became sick and even until her death in september 1966. Her color symphonies never got a gloomy character.