Mimik Magazine, Amsterdam Milk Studios, Amsterdam. Naruki Kukita (New York, USA), Nipple, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches / 30 x 30 cm , 2012. Scooter LaForge (New York, USA), Severed Hand, Oil on linen, 16 x 16 inches / 41 x 41 cm. , 2014, $850 Marc Nerbonne (Ottawa, Canada / Represented by St Laurent + Hill Gallery), 'The Wretched - Part Two', 15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm. Mixed Media : ink, acrylic, ink print on polymer, dry mounted on dibond), US$1150 / 900 Euros.  Matthew Stradling (London, England), Boxer 10, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches / 30 x 30 cm, 2010, US$1500 / 1100 Euros Francois Escalmel (Montreal, Canada), The Supreme, 2014, Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, US$700
Francois Escalmel (Montreal, Canada), Ask me again, 2013, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, US$750 Diego Terros (Brooklyn, USA), 'Letting Go of the Chain' 2013, 9.5 x 12.75 inches / 24 x 33 cm. US$800 Framed / 600 Euros Framed.. Diego Terros (Brooklyn, USA), 'Resurrection' 2014, 8.25 x 11.75 inches. / 24 x 33 cm. US$800 Framed / 600 Euros Framed. Cindy Stelmackowich (Ottawa, Canada), Vegetative Gynecology #1, Vintage anatomical and botanical illustrations, plexiglas, chrome, 22 x 13 inches / 51 x 33 cm. 2014, US$2200 / 1700 Euros. for both collages #1 & 2 /framed together.
Cindy Stelmackowich (Ottawa, Canada), Vegetative Gynecology #2, Vintage anatomical and botanical illustrations, plexiglas, chrome, 22 x 13 inches / 51 x 33 cm. 2014, US$2200 / 1700 Euros. for both collages #1 & 2 /framed together. Geoff Chadsey (New York, USA), Untitled #1 (blue faced, geisha), 16 x 13.5 inches / 41 x 34 cm., Watercolor pencil, crayon on mylar (with occasional latex spray paint), 2014, US$1000 / 800 Euros. Geoff Chadsey (New York, USA), Untitled #2 (black faced moss), 18 x 14 inches / 46 x 36 cm, Watercolor pencil, crayon on mylar (with occasional latex spray paint), 2014, US$1000 / 800 Euros. Geoff Chadsey (New York, USA), Untitled #3 (blue faced wink), 16.5 x 11.5 inches / 42 x 29 cm. Watercolor pencil, crayon on mylar (with occasional latex spray paint), 2014, US$1000 / / 800 Euros. Matthew Stradling (London, England), Boxer 12, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches / 30 x 30 cm, 2010, US$1500 / 1100 Euros. Matthew Stradling (London, England), Nipple, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches / 30 x 30 cm., 2012, US$2000 / 1500 Euros. Peter Shmelzer (Ottawa, Canada), Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches / 30 x 30 cm. , 2014, US$800 / 600 Euros. Martin Douvil (Montreal, Canada), Right Ear, Oil on wood panel, 3 x 3 inches / 8 x 8 cm, 2011, US$400 /  300 Euros. Matthew Stradling (London, England), Navel, Oil on Canvas, 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm. , 2008, US$800 / 600 Euros. Verónica Bapé (Mexico City, Mexico), UNHEIMLICH Series, Oil on canvas paper, 9 x 12 inches / 22.9 x 30.5 cm, 2014, US$300 each / 250 Euros. Naruki Kukita (New York, USA), Gun Shoot, Oil on Canvas, 4 x 6 inches / 10 x 15 cm. 2009. US$400 /  300 Euros. James Huctwith (Toronto, Canada), L.J., Oil on Canvas, 6 x 8 inches / 15 x 20 cm. , 2009. US$800 / 600 Euros. Sharon VanStarkenburg (Ottawa, Canada), Apis Regina: Honey Tips, mixed media/oil on wood panel, 10 x10 inches / 25 x 25 cm. , 2011/12, US$550 / 400 Euros. 'We're not supposed to show our faces right?', Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches / 61 x 92 cm, 2014, US$600 / 450 Euros Gillian King (Ottawa, Canada), 'Our Bodies Became Malleable', Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches / 51 x 61 cm , 2014, US$550 / 400 Euros.
Saddo (Bucharest, Romania), Garden of Good & Evil (2013), mixed media on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches / 30 x 30 cm. US$600 / 450 Euros. Aleks Bartosik (Toronto, Canada), Blue Beard, Oil on Canvas, 8.5 x 9 inches / 22 x 23 cm, US$400 / 300 Euros. Kaja Irwin (Toronto, Canada). The artist will create a dance performance for opening night in Amsterdam, entitled Maim.

MIMIK Magazine & Amsterdam 2014

MIMIK Magazine & La Petite Mort Gallery present

FLESH GARDEN

Located @ MILK Studios, Amsterdam / www.milkamsterdam.com

In Collaboration with Mimik Magazine / www.mimikmagazine.com

Co-curated by Annelies Kietselaer (Amsterdam, Holland) & Guy Berube (Ottawa, Canada)

July 10 – 12, 2014.

 

See more here:

http://mimikmagazine.com/brainwaves/flesh-garden-a-visual-essay

 

 

La Petite Mort Gallery holds a strong international focus, continually working to collaborate and bridge dialogue across and between different global spaces. Given that the art world now operates on a global scale, the gallery sees geographical ‘distance’ as an opportunity to connect across particular contemporary art scenes, and further, as means to develop new ways of representing artists and supporting their careers.

Recently, La Petite Mort Gallery has extended its international reach with various exhibitions, workshops and programs held in cities that include New York City (USA), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and recently, Mexico City (Mexico).

La Petite Mort Gallery is pleased to continue this collaboration with MILK Studios & Mimik Magazine (Amsterdam, Holland), and looks toward the cross-cultural dialogues the exchange will produce.

For Mimik, we present ‘FLESH GARDEN, a project co-curated by Annelies Kietselaer, Mimik Magazine (Amsterdam) & Guy Berube, La Petite Mort Gallery (Ottawa, Canada).

 

ARTISTS:
Scooter LaForge (US), Geoff Chadsey (US), Naruki Kukita (US), Aleks Bartosik (CA), Francois Escalmel (CA), Erik Suidman (NL), Matthew Stradling (UK), Saddo (RO), Martin Douville (CA), Peter Shmelzer (CA), James Huctwith (CA) , Marc Nerbonne (CA), Sharon Vanstarkenburg (CA), Gillian King (CA), Derek Stefanuk (CA), Anne Meijer (NL), Eline Peek (NL), Eva Lansink (NL), Diego Terros (US).

 

PERFORMANCE
Kaja Irwin (CA), Cynthesizer (NL)

 

MUSIC
Maarten Nauw/Dark Allies (NL), Tibor Kocsis (NL)

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

Mimik Magazine & La Petite Mort Gallery transforms Amsterdam brothel into art garden

The two story brothel in Amsterdam’s Red Light District has never been used to show art, music and performances. Mimik Magazine will transform this former house of pleasure into an art experience on July 10, 11 and 12, eloquently named ‘Flesh Garden’.

 

Multi-dimensional art experience
Visitors enter the exhibition via a red illuminated brothel room. Soundscapes inspired by the artworks will lead the visitors through the exhibition. Every room offers a new atmosphere and ambience. A multi-dimensional experience where art, music and performance against the backdrop of the old brothels blend into an artistic garden of organic structures. There are few places where the body and sexuality play such a big part as in a brothel. “We want to challenge visitors to experience and look at the human figure from a different perspective”, says Annelies Kietselaer curator and editor-in-chief of Mimik Magazine.

Confronting and human
Over twenty national and international artists take the curious visitors into their vision of humans and bodies. Marcus Koppen, 3rd prize winner of the Dutch Silver Camera Award in 2011, gives a unique outlook on Thai lady boys with his series ‘The Girl Got Balls’. Eva Lansink’s sculptures show the human urges and state that there is nothing wrong with sexual fantasies. Also the long-duration performance ‘Magoa’ by Cynthia Wiemers will premiere at Flesh Garden. A sharp display of what people do and don’t show to the outside world. Confronting and human at the same time.

Appetite for Subversivism
Mimik Magazine found its match in Canadian gallery La Petite Mort; both have an appetite for subversive art. The gallery is coming over to Amsterdam with works of artists from Canada and the U.S. that have never been exhibited in Europe before. “We immediately knew we wanted to work together on the Flesh Garden project. Mimik Magazine sees chances and grabs them”, Guy Berube director of La Petite Mort explains. “We recognize the brothels as a site possessing a certain potential to cultivate imagination. The selection of artists depicts this concept, with works that represent the idea of flesh with uniqueness in style and character”.

Flesh Garden soundscapes and podcasts
Professional music producers like Maarten Nauw (Dark Allies), Robin Kampschoer (Immersion Paris), Raoul Santos (Triphouse Rotterdam) Tibor Kocsis (TK305) and Lex van Dop (leXvanDop) will make soundscapes especially for Flesh Garden. The soundscapes are inspired by the works of art at the exhibition. The podcasts will be launched end of June via www.soundcloud.com/mimikmagazine.

About Mimik Magazine
Mimik Magazine is founded by Annelies Kietselaer in 2012. She works together with various creatives to promote the philosophy of the magazine. Mimik collects (magazine) and connects (events) people who see what Mimik sees: the beauty of imperfection. Mimik selects artists who show this unpolished version of life. Mimik wants to open people minds, break taboos and encourage (self) acceptance.

 

 

Flesh Garden // Art Experience
10-12 July 2014

Open: Thursday 19:00-23:00h, Fri-Sat. 14:00-23:00h
€ 7,50 (online) / € 10 (at the door)

Buy your Flesh Garden ticket and get a 50% discount for Club NYX entrance fee on 10, 11 or 12 July and 20% discount in our pop-up store Mimik Market

Flesh Garden is located in a two story brothel at the Boomsteeg, Amsterdam Red Light District.

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Mimik Market // pop-up store
10-12 July 2014

Open: Thursday 19:00-23:00h, Fri-Sat. 14:00-23:00h

Market is the pop-up store of art experience Flesh Garden. Here we sell things we love and like. Expect magazines, artist books, t-shirts & more. You can also buy your entrance ticket for Flesh Garden here.

Mimik Market is located at Milk Studios, Boomsteeg 1, Amsterdam The Red Light District

 

Teaser: www.vimeo.com/mimikmagazine/fleshgarden

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/137785159725330

Website www.mimikmagazine.com/expo

Ticket: https://m.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/start-order/rid/EAJ5MSAA/language/en

 

 

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Note editorial office

To receive high resolution images please contact Laura Luchtman.

E: laura@mimikmagazine.com
T: +31 6 41 277 383 (available Tuesdays and Fridays)

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