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

Theo Jansen Strandbeelden Drawings

Theo Jansen Strandbeelden Drawings

We attended the opening (27-02-2016) at Heden in The Hague, of the Strandbeelden Drawings by Theo Jansen. Yes drawings! Many of them; the next step of the evolution of Theo Jansen’s inventions, made in plain pencil are on show. In the cellar of Heden you can visit the ‘fossils’ of passed away Strandbeesten.

Animaris Proboscis (Slurf), an actual invention, is situated in the middle of the gallery. Theo Jansen told us these animals are his life-work, he helps them with their evolution. Maybe they will be, one day, “finished” But that’s when Jansen won’t anymore alive he said. (Mr Jansen used much more eloquent words of course)

If you have never seen a Strandbeest in real life, or Jansen’s drawings for that matter, you should certainly visit the Heden Gallery in The Hague, it’s quite an experience stepping into his world!
(Februari 26 / April 9, 2016)