Mimi Berlin suddenly had a small crush on Donny Osmond. Why? You ask of us. Well, we visited the Heden Gallery in The Hague the other day and got a tour to the upstairs house. The gallery owns that place, but was rented out. The house was in the state the family had lived in for years and years. The remnants of a teenage girl’s room caught our attention. She was clearly a Donny Osmond fan, she even wrote on her wall that he was part of her life. Herr Kaldenbach made wonderful photo’s in the former home of the family, they were the inspiration for us, at Mimi Berlin, to try and create the world of the Donny Osmond fan.
Hoogtij (which means High tide in Dutch) is an evening in city of The Hague dedicated to culture in general and art in particular. About 25 galeries, studio’s, musea are open from 7 to 11 PM on ‘Hoogtij’ evenings. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the 57th edition on the 25th of May 2019.
The next editions of Hoogtij are planned already: on the 27th of September and on the 29th of November in 2019. (hoogtij.net)
The Hague Heritage
We went to the vernissage of the exhibition ‘The Hague Heritage‘ at the Heden gallery. This show is a hommage to artists who have a link to The Hague. Heden invited 30 artists who are either born, live, work or study(ied) in this city by the sea. These artists each chose their favorite work. The Hague Heritage is running to 07 juli 2019
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.
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.
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)