In the summer of 2014 Mimik Magazine curated & hosted the exhibition ‘Flesh Garden’ in a former brothel in Amsterdam’s Red Light District in collaboration with Canadian Gallery La Petite Mort. The two story brothel had never been used to show art, music & performances so it was one hell of a roller coaster to transform the space into an exhibition. But the result was stunning.

Mimik’s muze Cynthia Wiemers had written a three-day surreal performance piece, Magoa, together with Dinu Comendant. Magoa consisted of three essential layers of being human: the body (day one), the mind (day two) and the soul (day three). Read the interview with Cynthia & Dinu here.

Featured artists
Aleks Bartosik (CA), Anne Meijer (NL), Cindy Stelmackowich (CA), Diego Terross (US), Eline Peek (NL), Erik Suidman (NL), Eva Lansink (NL), Francois Escalmel (CA), Geoff Chadsey (US), Gillian King (CA), James Huctwith (CA), Kaja Irwin (CA), Marc Nerbonne (CA), Marcus Koppen (GE), Martin Douville (CA), Matthew Stradling (UK), Naruki Kukita (US), Peter Shmelzer (CA), Saddo (RO), Scooter LaForge (US), Sharon VanStarkenburg (CA), Veronique Bape (MEX)

Sound design
Maarten Nauw (Dark Allies), Robin Kampschoer (Immersion Paris), Raoul Santos (Triphouse Rotterdam), Tibor Kocsis (TK305) and Lex van Dop (leXvanDop) composed soundscapes especially for Flesh Garden inspired on artworks of the exhibition.

The editorial ‘Post-sexism’ was shot by Annelies Kietselaer & Nana van Dijk and exhibited during the exhibition.

Creative direction: Annelies Kietselaer (Studio Mimik)
Curators: Annelies Kietselaer (Studio Mimik) & Guy Berube (La Petite Mort Gallery)
Project management: Emily Mattaka (MLY-K Projects)
Production: Katja Keet, Nana van Dijk, Kees Jan Snijder, Elise van Hagedoorn, Lex van Dop

PR: Laura Luchtman

Special Thanks to Speaker Verhuur Utrecht, Bou Schilderwerken, Milk Studios, Mada van Gaans, Maarten Nauw, Mandy Selina Ronda, Tim Oosterink

Pics by Alexis Wrona and Gijsbert Tinga

Flesh Garden // Art Experience

Art exhibition in the brothels of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Curated by Studio Mimik & La Petite Mort Gallery (Canada)

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