Marinus Boezem

By 10 May 2016 Artists

MARINUS BOEZEM

MARINUS BOEZEM

Biography

Marinus Boezem (1934, the Netherlands) is among the most significant representatives of Conceptual Art and Arte Povera in The Netherlands, together with Jan Dibbets and Ger van Elk. In the 1960s, Boezem started to use elusive elements such as air, weather, wind and light as visual materials and made a name with radical, immaterial works that were far ahead of their time. He was one of the initiators of the ground-breaking exhibition “Op Losse Schroeven: Situaties en Cryptostructuren” (1969) at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and took part in the equally influential exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” at the Kunsthalle Bern in the same year.

In 1969 he created one of his most famous works of art, Signing the Sky Above The Port of Amsterdam With an Aeroplane (1969): as stated in the title, an aircraft’s condensation trails were used to spell out Boezem’s surname in the sky, the ephemeral wording disappearing almost as soon as it was created. Boezem created numerous works in public space and land art such as the Gothic Growth Project (Green Cathedral) (from 1978/1987): 174 Italian poplar trees (Populus Nigra Italica) are planted to reproduce the floor plan and measurements of the Cathedral at Reims, in a flat polder near Almere, the Netherlands.

In an oeuvre spanning more than sixty years, Marinus Boezem has created a body of work that stands quite independently in contemporary art. His works are part of many important museum collections, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Museum Kröller-Müller, Otterloo; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.

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Biography

Marinus Boezem (1934, the Netherlands) is among the most significant representatives of Conceptual Art and Arte Povera in The Netherlands, together with Jan Dibbets and Ger van Elk. In the 1960s, Boezem started to use elusive elements such as air, weather, wind and light as visual materials and made a name with radical, immaterial works that were far ahead of their time. He was one of the initiators of the ground-breaking exhibition “Op Losse Schroeven: Situaties en Cryptostructuren” (1969) at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and took part in the equally influential exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” at the Kunsthalle Bern in the same year.

In 1969 he created one of his most famous works of art, Signing the Sky Above The Port of Amsterdam With an Aeroplane (1969): as stated in the title, an aircraft’s condensation trails were used to spell out Boezem’s surname in the sky, the ephemeral wording disappearing almost as soon as it was created. Boezem created numerous works in public space and land art such as the Gothic Growth Project (Green Cathedral) (from 1978/1987): 174 Italian poplar trees (Populus Nigra Italica) are planted to reproduce the floor plan and measurements of the Cathedral at Reims, in a flat polder near Almere, the Netherlands.

In an oeuvre spanning more than sixty years, Marinus Boezem has created a body of work that stands quite independently in contemporary art. His works are part of many important museum collections, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Museum Kröller-Müller, Otterloo; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.

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Works

Marinus Boezem, Bird’s-eye View, 2019  Installazione, dimensioni ambientali
Marinus Boezem, Bird’s-eye View, 2019
Installation, environmental dimensions
Marinus Boezem, The Vanishing of the Artist, 2019 Specchio, ventilatore, 200x130x150 cm
Marinus Boezem, The Vanishing of the Artist, 2019
Mirror, fan, 200x130x150 cm
Marinus Boezem, God Bless You, 1971/2013  Specchio, bronzo inciso su specchio, diametro 60 cm  Edizione 4/5 + 1 PA
Marinus Boezem, God Bless You, 1971/2013
Mirror, engraved bronze on mirror, dimater 60 cm. Edition 4/5 + 1 AP
Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, 2010 Installazione video - 11 video Undicesimo file, edizione 2/3 + 1 AP
Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, 2010
Video installation – 11 video. 11th file, edition 2/3 + 1 AP
Marinus Boezem, Cartografia, 1572-1997, 1997  12 litografie con stampa a rilievo e inchiostro su lino 48x60 cm cad.  Edizione 38/50
Marinus Boezem, Cartografia, 1572-1997, 1997
12 ink litography embossed printing linen 48×60 cm each. Edition 38/50
Marinus Boezem, Etude Gothique, 1980  Collage, fotografia, serigrafia, 95x74 cm  Edizione IV/XV, edizione 70 copie KPN Art and Design
Marinus Boezem, Etude Gothique, 1980
Collage, photograph, silkscreen, 95×74 cm. Edition IV/XV, edition 70 copies KPN Art and Design
Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi, 2010  Stampa Hahnemuehle Fine Art, 109x79 cm Edizione 52/80, Vleeshal, Middelburg
Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi, 2010
Hahnemuehle Fine Art print, 109×79 cm. Edition 52/80, Vleeshal, Middelburg
Marinus Boezem, L’Uomo Volante, 1979  Fotografia, collage, inchiostro, 105x78 cm Edizione VIII/XV, edizione
Marinus Boezem, L’Uomo Volante, 1979
Photograph, collage, ink, 105×78 cm. Edition VIII/XV, edition
Marinus Boezem, Della Scultura e la Luce, 1985  Plastica, carta, legno, metallo, 27x25x25 cm Edizione 14/50
Marinus Boezem, Della Scultura e la Luce, 1985
Plastic, paper, wood, metal, 27x25x25 cm. Edition 14/50
Marinus Boezem, Sculpture Gothique, 1981  Collage, fotografia, litografia, 115x82 cm Edizione 26/36, Edizioni Média
Marinus Boezem, Sculpture Gothique, 1981
Collage, photograph, litography, 115×82 cm. Edition 26/36, Edition Média

Works

Marinus Boezem, Bird’s-eye View, 2019. Installation, environmental dimensions

Marinus Boezem, Bird’s-eye View, 2019. Installation, environmental dimensions

Marinus Boezem, The Vanishing of the Artist, 2019. Mirror, fan, 200x130x150 cm

Marinus Boezem, The Vanishing of the Artist, 2019. Mirror, fan, 200x130x150 cm

Marinus Boezem, God Bless You, 1971/2013. Mirror, engraved bronze on mirror, dimater 60 cm. Edition 4/5 + 1 AP

Marinus Boezem, God Bless You, 1971/2013. Mirror, engraved bronze on mirror, dimater 60 cm. Edition

Marinus Boezem, Della Scultura e la Luce, 1985. Plastic, paper, wood, metal, 27x25x25 cm. Edition 14/50

Marinus Boezem, Della Scultura e la Luce, 1985. Plastic, paper, wood, metal, 27x25x25 cm. Edition 14

Marinus Boezem, L’Uomo Volante, 1979. Photograph, collage, ink, 105×78 cm. Edition VIII/XV, edition

Marinus Boezem, L’Uomo Volante, 1979. Photograph, collage, ink, 105×78 cm. Edition VIII/XV, editi

Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi, 2010. Hahnemuehle Fine Art print, 109×79 cm. Edition 52/80, Vleeshal, Middelburg

Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi, 2010. Hahnemuehle Fine Art

Marinus Boezem, Cartografia, 1572-1997, 1997. 12  ink litography embossed printing linen 48×60 cm each. Edition 38/50

Marinus Boezem, Cartografia, 1572-1997, 1997. 12 ink litography embossed printing linen 48×60 cm e

Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, 2010. Video installation – 11 video. 11th file, edition 2/3 + 1 AP

Marinus Boezem, A Volo d’Uccello, 2010. Video installation – 11 video. 11th file, edition 2/3 +

Marinus Boezem, Sculpture Gothique, 1981. Collage, photograph, litography, 115×82 cm. Edition 26/36, Edition Média

Marinus Boezem, Sculpture Gothique, 1981. Collage, photograph, litography, 115×82 cm. Edition 26/36

Marinus Boezem, Etude Gothique, 1980. Collage, photograph, silkscreen, 95×74 cm. Edition IV/XV, edition 70 copies KPN Art and Design

Marinus Boezem, Etude Gothique, 1980. Collage, photograph, silkscreen, 95×74 cm. Edition IV/XV, edi

Press

renatobarilli.it

3 March 2019
“Boezem e il suo elogio degli uccelli”

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Il Giornale dell’Arte

February 2019
“Land Art francescana”

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ad.vfnetwork.it

December 2018
“L’arte si interroga sulle grandi sfide ambientali”

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Press

renatobarilli.it

3 March 2019
“Boezem e il suo elogio degli uccelli”

Read article  →

Il Giornale dell’Arte

February 2019
“Land Art francescana”

Read article  →

ad.vfnetwork.it

December 2018
“L’arte si interroga sulle grandi sfide ambientali”

Read article  →

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MARINUS BOEZEM
Bird’s-eye View

Opening 22 January 2019
23 January to 5 April 2019

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MARINUS BOEZEM
Bird’s-eye View

Opening 22 January 2019
23 January to 5 April 2019

Exhibition  →

Institutions

Marinus Boezem

Bedding out of the Windows of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1969/2018.
Ph Natasja Boezem

Marinus Boezem

Green Cathedral Almere, 1978/86 until ...
Ph Vincent Wigbles

Marinus Boezem

Marinus Boezem, Meteorite, 2016.
Oude Kerk Amsterdam.
Ph Gert-Jan van Rooij

Institutions

Marinus Boezem

Bedding out of the Windows of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1969/2018.
Ph Natasja Boezem

Marinus Boezem

Green Cathedral Almere, 1978/86 until ...
Ph Vincent Wigbles

Marinus Boezem

Marinus Boezem, Meteorite, 2016.
Oude Kerk Amsterdam.
Ph Gert-Jan van Rooij

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