The Chair number two is the Bubble Chair designed by Phillip Starck for Kartell, we invited Dutch artist/designer Bas Kosters to model because mr Kosters is a pop artist
Dead Italian People
30 images of dead Italian people. These aren’t anonymous people, we, at Mimi Berlin, made them that way. We only photographed their faces, no names, flowers, candles or any other personal items that show who they were and how they are still loved, by living Italian people from Portofino.
The identity of a village.
If you would like to know more about these men and women we suggest you visit the fisherman’s village of Portofino, with only around 500 inhabitants, to see the identity of this village for yourself at the tiny white cemetery at the Church of San Giorgio.
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!
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?
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.
Museumvisits Photographed by Mimi Berlin’s Blogger Team
Mimi Blogger Team visits exhibitions all the time. We often take Partysnaps but we also like to like to incorporate the art itself in our photo’s. Over the years we gathered a large collection of people watching the art on show. The moments we capture are special or absurd or just plain pretty. We also like to take these photo’s when we’re bored or when the younger audience is bored. Also if it’s too crowded to really have a look at the paintings (or other form of art) on show, which is often the case on opening nights.
From left to right:
- Visitors at the Romantisicm in the North exhibition at the Groninger museum
- At the opening of in the Gemeente museum, The Hague. Couple is reminescing their past friend who’s work is on show.
- A woman taking a photo of the wall at Fondazione Prada, Milan
- Mimi Blogger Team in line at the opening night of Jump into the Future at the Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam
- At the opening of 25 years of Gem Kingdom: Dutch jewelry designers, at the Coda museum in Apeldoorn.
- At the opening of Elise Tak‘s exhibition; The Baby Dailies. Where we met André Smits for the first time. For his ongoing work, a ‘Never ending art trip’: Artist in the world, Smits photographes (mostly) artists facing their work. The shot above was his setting wich we ‘stole’ at the Gemeentemuseum Helmond
- A visitor reading a large portion of text at the Hacked Store and another visitor browsing through a vintage designer clothes collection at the opening of the ‘Temporary Fashion Museum‘ at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.
- At the opening of Tim Walker’s Garden of Earthly Delights, at the Noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch
- At the opening of the Horst P. Horst exhibition at the Photo museum in Rotterdam
- A visit to watch the ‘world’s greatest‘ at the MoMA in New-York
The links in the text above are all found on Mimi Berlin’s Blog:
THIS blog. we posted on all these events
Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest nr. 8
Watch Mimi’s latest self-group portrait: Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest number 8. Made by us during the Party Celebration at Sexyland in Amsterdam This time we made a movie: The Party-Celebration: A party hosted by Mimi Berlin, celebrating (almost) 5 years of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest (self-group portraits by, for and with Mimi Berlin). We had Music, we had Drinks, Snacks, Sauerkraüt, Partyhats, Photographers; we had 2 Group-Photo moments and we had FUN at Sexyland
A short clip by and for Mimi Berlin’s Friends and Families, a self-group portrait: posing on the couch. The portrayed are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life they try to make the world a prettier place by creating and sharing (mostly behind the scenes) in the fields of art, music, design, theater, illustration, photography, jewellry, perfume and food, and by just having fun in general. (read more mimiberlinfashionfest.com)
Moviestill taken from Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8: The Party-Celebration.
Thanks You Wendelien Daan!
Mimi Berlin’s Small People
Sometimes when we have an idea, (well actually we have tons of them) and make a quick sketch, do nothing with those sketches, except for storing them in The Mimi Berlin Library of Ideas. We have a library filled with ideas. This is one of them: From the series Mimi Berlin’s Life in an Unreal world: Small People. This idea has been stored for almost half a year!
But just in time; before this idea gets old, we have opened the library. These are some of the ‘Small People’ sketches. We used them for an editorial in issue #3 of Woth Wonderful Things Magazine. We’ll keep you posted on the result!