It’s This Art Fair time of the Year Again

It’s This Art Fair time of the Year Again

Mimi Blogger team got mail from Van Soest and Van Rijn, two Dutch artists. They will be showing new work together at This Art Fair in Amsterdam. This Art Fair is an annual fair held in December in which artist exhibit their work; without a gallery.It's This Art Fair time of the year again(image courtesy of the artists frederiquevanrijn.com and meinbert.com)

The opening of This Art Fair will be held on 27/12:18:00 tot 22:00 at the Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, in Amsterdam. Continue reading

Jump into the Future: Opening Night

Jump into the Future: Opening Night

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the opening night of the exhibition Jump into the Future –  Art from the 90’s and 2000’s. The Borgmann Donation. Thomas Borgmann is an art-collector who donated (the largest donation yet) his art to the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam. Among the featured artists are Cosima von Bonin (see images below)

The opening night wasn’t just drinks-n-nibbles-like, no; it was a true large-scaled party! An ‘Artsy-Party’ to be precise. The Stedelijk museum co-hosted, with Ultrasexy and Amsterdam Art Weekend, this party for everyone for free. the gigantic entrance hall of the Stedelijk Museum transforms into an intimate artistic rave club where nothing is what it seems (readmore artsy party) We are not sure it was an intimate affair; the place was packed, but the museum sure was turned into a rave club! Fun! For a moment we truly felt like we lived in ‘the big-city’. Thanks for donating this party Amsterdam!

Damselfrau Creates Masks

Damselfrau Creates Masks

Damselfrau is Maghild Kennedy, an artist from Norway. To us, at Mimi Berlin, she is most known for the masks she creates. The masks are mostly created with found materials and sewn by Damselfrau’s hands. If you need to label this work you could say it’s textile art.  Her work was on exhibit at Moba 13 in Arnheim and at various venues in Londen, where Damselfrau works and lives. In her exhibitions the masks are often shown by itself, they become faces that way.

(Images courtesy of Damselfrau) Continue reading

Fashion Design at the DDW17

Fashion Design at the DDW17

If you like fashion design, the following places at the Dutch Design Week of 2017 may be of interest to you: Continue reading

Dutch Design Week 2017 at the VDMA Garage

Dutch Design Week 2017 at the VDMA Garage

Mimi Blogger Team visited the VDMA Garage during the Dutch Designweek in Eindhoven. DDW can be visited until October 29th, 2017. The VDMA building can be roughly divided into 2 parts; left and right. This post is about the work exhibited on the right end of the venue.

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In the world of Dutch Design there is this complex way of presenting. Almost every designer works with more than one collective, organisation, experiment, project, brand, manufacturer, sponsor, curator and god knows what else, besides having their own toko, (that means shop in Bahasa) which is almost always named after themselves, adding the word ‘studio’ either in front or after the designer’s given name.

If you’re not familiar with these kind of systems and, even more important; if you don’t know all the names by heart, you are often not quite sure what you’re watching. Seeing the same designers scattered allover the DDW can be confusing as well. We, at Mimi Berlin Blogger Team, don’t like that, so we did some research and came up with the following ‘main events’ situated at the VDMA building. Continue reading

Dutch Design Week 2017: The Anti-Efficients

Dutch Design Week 2017: The Anti-Efficients

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. This year: 2017, it is held from 21-29 October.
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited and reports to you; our readers. Let us start with our favorite presentation so far: The group exhibition “The Anti-Efficients”, tucked away in one of the rooms of the small buildings at the Kazerne complex in Eindhoven. Designers Sejoon Kim, Seungbin Yang, Hyunjee Jung, Sooji Lee are the ‘The Anti-Efficients’.

Sewaji is the result of the collaboration between Sejoon Kim and Hyunjee Jung. They present work under the tiltle ‘Cute. anthropomorphization and thingification’. Kim and Jung show their own interpertaiton of cuteness, they also imitate each others ‘cuteness’. The sculptures are based on the graduation thesis of Sejoon Kim: Cute, かわいい, 귀여워, ” which is about ‘cute culture’ and starts from the question of why he, as a Korean (broadly East Asian), is more drawn to cute things than Europeans are. We, at Mimi Berlin, find that to be a very interesting topic, since we, being European, are always drawn towards cute things; such as the Sewaji collaboration. (we need to read that research document!) Continue reading