Young in Prison (YiP) celebrates its 15th anniversary in Amsterdam
Young in Prison, YiP for short, is an international foundation that enables children and young people in conflict with the law to contribute positively to society through creative and sports development programmes, in prison and after release. Since 2002 YiP has been working with young prisoners, leading to the development of the COPOSO method: Contributing Positively to Society. COPOSO is based on the values of positivity, creativity, equality, inspiration, transparancy and honesty. YiP works on a personal level with young people and provides high energy workshops.
Young in Prison created a program in order to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary on October the 7th at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam. This day starts with the annual YiPArt photo auction at 16:00 and ends with a party, with loads of (live) music until 03:00.
No Picnic at Lake Isnik, Jw Kaldenbach, 2017
Valentina, Wendelien Daan, 2016
Frans Molenaar ‘Cirkel jas’ 1977, Sabrina Bongiovanni, 2015
Mutant Birds, Yellow Variety. Mimi Berlin, 2013.
Maurice Heesen, Shopping, 70 x 105 cm
(A -biased- selection of photographs, donated by 80 artists to the fundraiser auction at YiPArt 2017. Credits: photographers and YipArt)
The YiPArt Photo Auction 2017 is the biggest photography auction fundraiser in the Netherlands presenting 84 photo’s by 80 artists.
July 2013. From left to right: Mimi Berlin. The women are wearing VintageDeluxe outfits designed in the 1970′s by Dutch artist Fong Leng. The men are dressed in pastel colored leisure wear. All the portrayed Mimi Berlin are Style Engineers in art and/or fashion. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest II is a photo montage. We really would like to thank the following people very much for their kindness, time and knowledge. Hair was done by Taco Stuiver for 1027 @ House of Orange. Make-Up by Vannessa Chan @ House of Orange using Clinique. The clothes by Fong Leng were collected by Ferry van der Nat (www.kabinet-amsterdam.nl)
The Lobby of The Far East Hotel in Beijing has a simple and functional interior. One champagne colored leather couch with 4 matching chairs, that’s the only furniture to be found in this lobby. This furniture is humongous and placed against the wall, in a row, leaving enough space to fit 2 busloads of tourists in front of the reception desk. It’s all a bit run down because of old age but it’s a very comfortable place to wait, play, read, have a chat, spend the afternoon or even sleep. The marble floors are shiny and easy to keep clean, they are similar in style to the larger restaurants and shops in Beijing.
The lobby of The Far East Hotel Inspired us, at Mimi Berlin, whilst in search for a location to photograph our Mimi Beijing Fashion-Fest group portrait. Hotel lobby’s are always inspiring but we found this hotel lobby the most suitable for our project. Every time we visited the couch and chairs were occupied by at least one person doing something…..like walking through our camera lens.
Mimi Berlin in Beijing. Beijing Design Week 2013 to be exact.On exhibit at Tan’er 40, Dashilar Hutong, Beijing, China. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #1, Henriette Tilanus: dress from final exam, Lizan Freijzen.
Mimi Berlin in Beijing
Eberhard van der Laan and Gijs Stork looking at Mimi Berlin’s work in Beijing
Eberhard van der Laan and Gijs Stork looking at Lizan Freijzen’s work in Beijing
Dieter Volker and Klaas Kuiken in Beijing
Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan in beijing
Eberhart van der Laan posing in front of martin butler’s work in beijing
The Mayor of Amsterdam in typical Beijing Transport
Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest Project #1 and #2 (2.50 x 2 m, digital print) are on exhibit during SALON/BJ at the Dashilar district in Beijing, China