PIRAAT   MUSEUM

WELCOME 

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.  


NEVERTHELESS THE CURRENT CHALLENGING CONDITIONS, ON THE PAST 12TH OF DECEMBER, PIMU HAS INAUGURATED. 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, CHANGES 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. 

NEWS 

PIMU IS TEMPORARY CLOSED 

THE PAST 12TH OF JUNE WE HAVE CELEBRATE OUR PIRATE’s FINISSAGE AFTER SIX SUCCESSFUL MONTHS OF SEASONAL EVENTS. NOWADAYS CONTEMPORARY PIRATES EXHIBITION IS MOMENTARILY CLOSED AND UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. 

THE MUSUEM WILL BE OPEN AGAIN FOR SUNDAYS VISITS OR WEEKLY TOURS WITH THE CAPTAIN ITSELF IN SEPTEMBER 2022. 

NEXT CONFIRMED OPENING DAY WILL BE HERE DISCLOSED. 


BOOK YOUR VISIT

OUR CALENDAR SYSTEM IS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. 


WHAT TO EXPECT

THE EXHIBITION

“BEGINNINGS OF CONTEMPORARY PIRACY” (SEASON JUST ENDED). 


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.  


“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.”

 



WHY

“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.”

WHO

THE CURATING CAPTAIN OF THIS PROJECT IS THE ARTIST GIACOARDO 

WHICH SHARES HIS SPECIAL THANX TO: 


> THE PROJECT HOST - DE VLIEGTUIN 

> THE FANFARE - VAN DE EERSTE LIEFDESNACHT. WHO OPENED THE DAY AN SET THE MAGICAL VIBE 

> THE LOCAL ARTIST CO-CREATING PARTNER BABETTE VOETS

> THE SELECTED ARTWORKS OF LOCAL ARTIST ALEID LANDEWEERD 

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. 


WE ARE NOW SUPPORTED BY A FORMAL ART INSTITUTION THAT RECOGNISE THE VALUE OF OUR ART-PROJECT’S ENDEAVOUR - AFK. SOFOR 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. YOU MAY BE THE ARTIST WE ARE LOOKING FOR! 







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CONTACT

Museum:

piraatmuseum@gmail.com


Captain:

giacomocardoni@gmail.com

GIACOARDO DESIGN - “ PIRACY IS A STATE OF MIND “