THIS IS THE DIGITAL PLATFORM OF PIMU - THE TINY MUSEUM DEDICATED TO PIRACY.
AN AWARDED EXAMPLE OF LOCAL GOOD-PRACTICES AND BOTTOM-UP INITIATIVES.
OFFERING A SPACE TO PIRATE’S MYTHOLOGY AND ANTIHERO’S FREETHINKING.
PIMU RESPONDS WITH ART TO THE MAIN-CULTURE, AND THE JOURNEY BEGINS IN THE UNDERGROUNDS OF AMSTERDAM. COLLECTING PEARLS OF FORGOTTEN TREASURES. THOSE PIRATE ACTIONS AND STORIES EMPOWERING THE FREEDOM OF THE MIND.
THE TINY MUSEUM DEDICATED TO PIRACE OPENED THE PAST 12TH OF DECEMBER 2021, THE GRAND OFFICIAL OPENING IT’S BEEN A LOCAL SUCCESS FOR THIS ONGOING DIY PROJECT, GROWING ENTIRELY BY PASSION.
THE STRUCTURE, AN ART OBJECT ITSELF, WILL CHANGE ITS LOCATION AND CONTENT ORGANICALLY, SINCE IT IS A MOBILE UNIT, A SAILBOAT ON WHEELS, DEVELOPING TEMPORARY CULTURE.
THIS EXPERIMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURES BECOMES AN ECSTATIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THAT GROWS AND MOVES, FORWARD, OFFERING STORIES, INSPIRING CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY.
PIMU WINTER SEASON 2022/23
DUE THE LACK OF PERSONNEL AND THE UNDERGOING PLANNING FOR THE NEW SEASON, THE MUSEUM TEMPORARILY CLOSED THE CALENDAR FOR PUBLIC VISITS.
MORE PRECISELY, WILL BE OPEN ONLY IN FEW OCCASIONS NOT SCHEDULED IN OUR CALENDAR, BUT NOTIFIED IN THIS PLATFORM AS EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS.
YET FOLLOWING THE CURIOSITY OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD RISING, WE DECIDED TO KEEP PIMU VISITABLE BY (ONLY) CONTACTING CAPTAIN GIACO ON PIMU’S EMAIL.
THE MUSUEM WILL BE OPEN AGAIN FOR SUNDAYS VISITS WITH THE CAPTAIN ITSELF IN SPRING 2023, AFTER FURTHER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COLLECTION.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR CREW. BROWSE FURTHER FOR MORE INFO.
“BEGINNINGS OF CONTEMPORARY PIRACY” (FIRST SEASON 2021/2022).
WHAT PIMU OFFERS IS AN HISTORICAL JOURNEY INTO THE CONCEPT OF PIRACY.
THE COLLECTION OF ARTWORKS IS GUIDING THE VISITOR THROUGH A TIMELINE OF EVENTS AND CHARACTERS DESCRIBING CHRONOLOGICALLY WHAT CONSTITUTES THE MEANING OF PIRACY. FROM THE BEGINNING OF ITS TIME, TILL THE CONTEMPORARY EXCEPTIONS.
THE AUDIO GUIDE (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH) OFFERS THE UNTOLD STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAD A CONTROVERSIAL IMPACT ONTO SOCIETY.
THE OPEN SOURCE ARCHIVE OF PIMU IS SHARING THIS MESSAGE, GIVING A SPACE INTO CULTURE TO THOSE HUMAN INTUITIONS THAT BROUGHT ACTIONS TO BE LABELED AS PIRACY.
THE PAST 12TH 2022 OF JUNE WE HAVE CELEBRATE OUR PIRATE’s FINISSAGE AFTER SIX SUCCESSFUL MONTHS OF SEASONAL EVENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH DE MAIN HOST DE VLIEGTUIN.
AN ARTICLE ABOUT PIMU EXHIBITION WAS RELEASED ON THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER “DE MUG”, FURTHERMORE OUR CAPTAIN GIACOARDO WAS INTERVIEWED FOR A DEDICATED ARTICLE IN “ARTRIBUNE” AND FOR AN EPISODE WITH RADIO PIRATA, PODCAST AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY ABOUT PIRACY.
“Pirates had and still have to find creative renewing ways to survive within the ruling norm. It's important to share these mostly neglected stories of our times. They have and could change the course of history in unorthodox resilient ways. After all.. Countercultures make our diverse culture more liberal and blossoming.
We believe that if we want to stay critical of our socio-political environment it's essential to place these outsiders back in the historical context. If we want to get the full picture, we have to listen to these anti-heroes with their intrinsic messages of freedom; To those ageless stories in need of consideration; To the true pirate actions manifesting universal values. We’re in need of a pirate perspective, where dreams are still possible. This seems very relevant today where the inequality within society is increasing and tolerance is fading.”
“Piracy today develops in many sector of human activities, in which it constitutes more and more
as creative rebellion or social habit. It is practiced by a growing number of individuals, often in reaction to rules perceived as unjust, in contrast to social and geopolitical limitations, tackling universal issues in connection to human rights. Those commonsense perspectives in need of a reminder, manifesting as counter action. Contemporary pirates is the new aspect we offer with PiMu, reforging the meaning of piracy in a joined vision with art, devoted to stimulate and inspire those necessary changes. With exquisite visual's sensibility the collection is reflecting acts of honor and bravery under the pirate flag. A stateless global movement, decentralized and community oriented.”
BUT ALSO: WERNER DE GRUIJTER, IAGO FELIX, SIETSE VAN DER WOUDE, JIM DE RUITER, SIMKA AND MANY MORE
MEANWHILE THE CREW IS WORKING TO IMPLEMENT FURTHER THE PROJECT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PARTNERS. BUT ALSO IDEAS AND PROPOSAL FOR A RELOCATION OF THE MUSEUM. FURTHERMORE VOLUNTEERS AND ASPIRANTS PIRATES THAT ARE WILLING TO TAKE PART INTO THIS EXCITING PROCESS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US.
FOR THE FIRTST SEASON 2021/22 WE WERE SUPPORTED BY A FORMAL ART INSTITUTION THAT RECOGNISED THE VALUE OF OUR ART-PROJECT’S ENDEAVOUR - AFK.
FOR THE SEASON 2022/23 WE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN SUPPORT WITH THEIR EXPERTISE THE NEW APPLICATIONS.
THE STRUCTURE IS UNDER A CONSTANT AND ORGANIC DEVELOPING PROCESS, WHILE THE ART CONTENT IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION AND LED BY MULTIPLE LOCAL ARTISTS.
WE INVITE YOU TO BROWSE FURTHER, STAY TUNED AND KEEP IN TOUCH.