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

Critique Heals by Michael van den Besselaar

Critique Heals

Critique Heals Michael van den BesselaarCritique Heals / 2015 / 9x9x140cm / 3D print / edition of 5

Qui Est Charlie

“Some time after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, I was asked to participate in an exhibition that dealt with the subject of a divided society and its values.
“Critique Heals” is an anagram of “Qui Est Charlie”, which questions the meaning of “Je Suis Charlie”. ” –Michael van den Besselaar
(via ello)

The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda

Graduation in Breda

The AKV St Joost is an art academy in Breda The Netherlands, best known for its Film and Photography department. AKV St Joost Breda is, by the way, situated in a lovely former convent, surrounded by grass and trees.You can visit this University to see all the work made by the students for their graduation projects: “The launch 2018” is open until The 4th of July 2018.

The Launch 2018

Graduation Show AKV|St.Joost Breda: Fine arts, Photography/Film, Graphic/3d design, Illustration/Animation. The exhibition is open until July, 4, 2018 11.00-18.00  July, 3 open untill: 21.00. Continue reading

La Citation du Jour one: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Let’s quote Andy Warhol today. Just because we can.

La Citation du Jour

“It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.” –Andy Warhol

Did you guess right? We bet you did!
xoxo Mimi

Click here for more about Elizabeth Taylor and some of her jewelry 

Vorm-Fellows-Attitude by Gelitin

Vorm-Fellows-Attitude

Dear Diary,

Yesterday we went to Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam to see the exhibition Vorm-Fellows-Attitude by Gelitin (a group of four artists from Vienna, Austria. The group was formerly known as Gelatin and changed their name in 2005.) which was opened last weekend. We, at Mimi Berlin, had a really good time! First we got to pick out an outfit from the rack filled with abstract nude suits. You can imagine that we were already thrilled! The garments were actually quite nice, design-wise. All suited up we made some selfies, everybody did, and went into the main room. The large space is filled with 4 or so, giant turds (a lump of excrement) laid on Persian carpets. So, imagine people walking in these suits in between under and behind those brown sculptures (which were quite realistic, material-wise). We could not stop laughing, honestly, we had SO much fun!

xoxo Mimi

PS

At the end of the day all the suits were sprayed, not sure with what, maybe an odor killer or sanatising product.

Poop-cock-and-tits fun

Of course there is a deeper meaning behind all the poop-cock-and-tits fun. Read what Gelitin has to say about that below, or just go visit the Vorm-Fellows-Attitude show and find out for yourself, which is always the best thing to do, in our opinion.

“Oui, by the love of my skin
I shit on Your nose
So it runs down Your chin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

RUGS, COLOSSAL TURDS, DOODOO BEASTLY EXCREMENT.
FEAST OF MERDA D´ARTISTA AND NUDITY.
ANALCONDA WASTE OF TIME IN A TURD WORLD. Continue reading

People at Hyperrealism Sculptures in the Kunsthal

Hyperrealism Sculptures

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the ‘Hyperrealism Sculptures’ exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam the other day. This is a show with all kinds of sculptures of human beings, chosen from the last 6 decades or so. The exhibition is divided into themes. Some sculptures are life-sized and very realistic, some are larger than life, some are distorted and some are small.

People and Human Replica’s

Besides that it’s interesting to see these iconic sculptures in real life, another fun part of the exhibit is to watch the visitors and imagine they are part of the show. Just set yourself down somewhere and you’ll get a surrealist vibe at the same time as the realistic one!

Dimensions

Out of proportion, or playing with dimensions was a presentation-theme. Above ‘larger than life’ sculptures, on the left, Zharko Basheski’s ‘Ordinary Man’ and the 5 meters long ‘It’s a Girl’ by artist Robert Meuck.

Telling stories with exact human replica’s and props like cardboard boxes, by Peter Land and a white horse and bed by Tobias Schalke. The work by Maurizio Catelan speaks for itself, don’t you think?

Unrealistic

Pop-art on show: sculptures which are very unrealistic, in our view.

We are big fans of the genre, so we were delighted to see the Refrigerator sculpture (2002, from an edition of 6. Produced by The Galerie Mourmans, The Netherlands) by Allen Jones, which is amazing! Also the ‘Chiquita Banana‘ girl by Mel Ramos (made in an edition as well, 2007) was one of our favorites. A wonderful work we’ve never seen in real-life before either is the pink-ish sculpture of a pregnant woman named ‘Beverly Edmier, 1967′, made by Kevin Edmier in 1998.

This exhibit has lot’s of sculptures which are true icons made by, for example, hyperrealistic pioneer Duane Hanson. After your visit you certainly will be more knowledgeable about the  sculpted, human body in modern art. Kunsthal Rotterdam, until July 1st.