Thanks to our dear friends at BULLETT Magazine, we were invited to take part in the grande re-opening of the Rijks Museum Amsterdam, with a seat at the from the front row, as part of the international press. Hereby few snaps from the day. Follow us on instagram for more daily entertainment.
Here an impression of the launch of Glamcult issue #2 where we celebrated the collaboration between us, photographer Duy Vo, stylist Lisa Anne Stuyfzand and Glamcult. The evening was presented as ‘A Rest Stop for Pinar&Viola, Duy and Lisa’. A Rest Stop for Rare Individuals is the new exhibition concept of Glamcult Studio.
♡ Thank you Glam Cult family for the great party ♡
The first two pics are from us, the rest is photographed by Nana van Dijk
Nike+ 21-Karat shows a Pinar&Viola version of the running experience in the future, through the eyes of a girl using the Nike+ App. Being inspired of Saar Koningsberger’s diverse interests, multitasking wonders, qualities and connectivity, they fantasized a 2.40 minute run where she has an ecstatic visual experience and where the run is enhanced with personalized graphical motivations and challenges.
This fictive, phantasmagoric-speculative imagery, mingled with realistic future predictions is made as a contribution to the Romance of Running exhibition, organized by Nike within the framework of London 2012 Olympics. The exhibition took place at the old Film Museum in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, in August-September 2012.
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Over long years of tireless campaigning, The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Amsterdam has striven to become the worst hotel in the world. Its stance of proud incompetence has led to great success, especially among those with an appreciation of brutal honesty. Six hundred guests daily can’t be wrong.
In fact: they’re right.
Because of the guests’ decades-long devotion, we can add a new superlative when describing the Brinker: it’s Amsterdam’s No.1 attraction.
The truth is that the Brinker collects the best of Amsterdam’s popular attractions in one place. The beds are as cruel as any rack in the Torture Museum. The staff stare as vacantly as any dummy in the Wax Museum. And you just nip to the Brinker’s overflowing bathrooms to experience your own personal canal tour.
All these attractions under one hotel roof are especially attractive to the average Brinker guest, who rarely regains consciousness early enough to make it outside in daylight hours.
You’re invited to experience Amsterdam’s No.1 attraction, the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel.
Art-director: Gijs van den Berg
Copywriter: Niek Eijsbouts
Creative director: Erik Kessels
Graphic design: Pinar&Viola
Producer: Daphne Linthorst
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Hartjesdagen is an old tradition in Amsterdam. It has existed since the Middle Ages and boasts a history as colorful as its followers. According to local folklore, it was the only day in the medieval calendar when the regular public would hunt wild deer (harts), a sport traditionally reserved for the nobility. The game was then roasted on big barbecues and eaten in the streets. Hartjesdagen developed itself into a type of cross-dressing carnival, where men dressed as women, and women dressed as men. A typical scene was captured in the oil painting entitled Hartjesdag, by the artist Johan Braakensiek in 1926. WWII later interrupted the tradition but it was finally revived in 1997 on the Zeedijk. Hartjesdagen finishes with the crowning of the Queen of Hearts (best cross-dresser).
Opening MOAM, June 14th, 2012 at Gallery Fontana Fortuna Amsterdam
This fan art piece is custom-tailored for MOAM Fashion Exhibition, which took place in Gallery Fontana Fortuna in Amsterdam.
The exhibition gave place to twelve young contemporary talents to give their reinterpretation of a Dutch fashion historic highlight. We were invited to make a work together with fashion icon Aynouk Tan. MOAM connected Aynouk Tan to the historic fashion icon Mathilde Willink, a known society girl, model and muse from 60′s that lived a decadent short live in Amsterdam. In an interview Mathilde Willink said she lived in a fairy-tale world of illusions and extravagance; where fame was crucial for her. For this work we were lead by her citation, “If people do not notice you, you might as well not exist”.
Her quote became reality in today’s dynamics of online social networking. Aynouk Tan’s Facebook pictures, and their endless praising comments confirm this. We scanned her online presence and used the results to tailor a contemporary expression of intense worship. We created a fan art deluxe that portrays Aynouk Tan and her flamboyant craves for attention and recognition. The work is not only about the one being admired, it’s also about the tragic beauty of the one that admires.
You can read more about the exhibition in Diane Pernet’s blog.
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Us in the Dutch Newspaper, Het Parool
Photo by Bart Koetsier
Text by Joost Morel
We discovered a shop of colorful clothes with allover printed reproductions of old masters. The title of this clothing line is all-encompassing: Famous Painters Wear. The enhanced quality of the textile prints levels with a glossy art book.
Famous Painters Wear sells their artful collection in Amsterdam on the Waterlooplein market and on their webshop.
Political Playboys mirrors today’s aestheticized politics, which seems to lean to entertainment. Politicians, especially the charismatic ones, tend to have a driven and vain nature which seeks power and adulation. Political sex scandals are the perfect fit in our entertainment time spirit. This led the border between the exterritorial politicians and the folk to narrow.
With the social network frenzy, juicy news spread quicker and the unavoidably entertained us with their (fatal) embarrassments.
The animation ‘Political Playboys’ uses the visual and textual language of digital folkloric web porn banners and wants to contribute to the discussion on the popularization, dramatizing, personalizing and tabloidizing of the political discourse.
BYOB participating artists:
Aukje Dekker, Anika Schwarzlose, Champagne Valentine, Ewoudt Boonstra, Eline Mul, Elza Jo, Father Futureback, Helma van Nuenen, Jonas Lund, Katja Novitskova, Kristy Fenton/Foom, Sterling Crispin, Matthijs van Henten, Maurice Trouwborst, Melanie Bonajo, Miktor & Molf, Nicole Martens, Peter Luining, Pinar & Viola, Sasa Ostoja, Simon Wald Lasowski, Wyne Veen, Max Werner & Lucy McRae.
Last week, our close friend Harmen Liemburg had us for dinner in his home studio. It was really special to see his captivating universe. And check out Harmen the fancy teenager and his blowing 80s hairdo.
Stained glass window design by Pinar&Viola for a synagogue in Amsterdam.
These stained glass windows depict the four Jewish matriarchs: Sara, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel. Each window, composed with Judaic symbols, tells the story of one of the matriarchs. The synagogue puts an emphasis on the importance of these four women in Judaism. It’s not very common to give the matriarchs a prominent place in a synagogue. Besides their presence in a synagogue, in general the depiction of the four matriarch is not common in Judasm neither.