Marinus Boezem

Marinus Boezem

Born in The Netherlands in 1934, lives and works in Middelburg (NL)

Untitled (2018) in the exhibition Dell'Uomo at Gorky Park Museum, Moscow, 2018. Photo: Konstantin Smigla Untitled (1981), in the exhibition Dell'Uomo at Gorky Park Museum, Moscow, 2018. Photo: Konstantin Smigla Show I, Air as a spatial idea (1964) at Art Basel 2018. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Signing the Sky (1969) at Art Basel 2018. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. If you'd like to see this photo in colors, burn it (1967-69) at Art Basel 2018. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Show VII (1964-68) at Art Basel 2018. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Bedding out the windows of the stedelijk museum (1969) at Art Basel 2018. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Views (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Dutch Paintings (2016) in the exhibition Views (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Space Sculpture (1977 - 1991) in the exhibition Views (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Momentum (2017) in the exhibition Views (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Marinus Boezem at de Oude Kerk (2016). Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Installation view of the exhibition in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2016/2017. Photo: Robert Glas. Air Sculpture, 1982. Mirror, fan, 200 x 155 x 60 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Marinus en Natasja Boezem, 'Het Syndroom van Stendhal: op zoek naar een archetypisch beeld van schoonheid, 2002-2015' (2015). Installation at Museum de Vleeshal in Middelburg (april/may 2015). Marinus en Natasja Boezem, 'Het Syndroom van Stendhal: op zoek naar een archetypisch beeld van schoonheid, 2002-2015' (2015). Installation at Museum de Vleeshal in Middelburg (april/may 2015). Marinus en Natasja Boezem, 'Het Syndroom van Stendhal: op zoek naar een archetypisch beeld van schoonheid, 2002-2015' (2015). Installation at Museum de Vleeshal in Middelburg (april/may 2015). 'The Vanishing of the Artist' (2015). Installation with birdseed and a webcam on the roof of the atelier of the artist. 'Het Beademen van de Beeldbuis' (1971), Umatic video, with sound, color, 3m. Openbaar Kunstbezit NOS/Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Pisproject' (1969), photographs, twelve parts, each 7 x 10 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Mount Everest' (1995), wood, paper, ink, paint, metal, plastic, a pair of shoes. 27 x 60 x 175 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'The Lost Volume of the Artist's Body' (1976), pencil, ink, letterset, 70 x 50 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'l'Uomo Volante' (1979), fabric, bird feathers, photographs, mirror, postcards, wood, plexiglas, 142 x 77 x 13 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'l'Uomo Volante' (1979), photograph, collage, ink, 95 x 68 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'God Bless You' (1971-2013) engraved bronze, 19 x 28 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Étude Gothique', 1980, collage, photograph, silkscreen, 85 x 60 cm.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Untitled', 1992, oregon pine, silver, leather, mirrors, 225 x 320 x 250 cm.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Untitled, 1992. Oregon pine, silver, leather, mirrors. 225 x 320 x 250 cm.
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Self-portrait, 1984. 4 photographs, each 70 x 80 cm. 
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Exhibition overview 'The Absence of the Artist', 2014.
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Untitled, 1979. Photograph (unique), 124 x 99 cm.
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Overview of the exhibition 'Della Sculture Rustica', 2012. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Overview of the exhibition 'Della Sculture Rustica', 2012. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Overview of the exhibition 'Della Sculture Rustica', 2012. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Albero', 1985, stainless steel, acrylic, 150 x 40 x 40 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Unbearable Lightness', 1989, steel, marble and eggs, 106 x 60 x 60 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Della Sculture Rustica/Woodshow II', 1969-2012, trunk (beech) on blocks, 201 x 54 x 44 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Della Sculture Rustica/Woodshow II', 1969-2012, trunk (beech) on trestle and 3 slices, 190 x 89,5 x 102 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij The Absence of the Artist, 1970-1995. Wood, cotton, embroidery silk, shoes. 80 x 120 x 80 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'God Bless You', 2013. Copper, 15 x 25 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'A Volo d'Uccello', 2010, colorprint on Hahnemuehle fineart, 310g/mg, 100 x 70 cm. edition of 80. 'Weather Drawing', 1996, gouache, inkt, 100 x 85 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Della Scultura & La Luce', 1985, papier, linnen, kunststof paper, plastic. 9,5 x 65 ø cm. edition of 5. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Della Scultura & La Luce' (detail), 1985, papier, linnen, kunststof paper, plastic. 9,5 x 65 ø cm. edition of 5. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Della Scultura & La Luce' (closed), 1985, papier, linnen, kunststof paper, plastic. 9,5 x 65 ø cm. edition of 5. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Della Scultura & La Luce, 1985. Plastic, paper, wood, metal, 27 x 25 x 25 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Della Pittura Classica', 1984, pencil, ink, acrylic, 75 x 100 cm. 'Air Sculpture', 1982, mirror, fan, tripod, 200 x 155 x 60 cm. Gotisch Groei Project ('Groene Kathedraal'), 1978/1987-present, 174 Italian poplar trees, stone, concrete, shells, 150 x 75 m. Almere East (NL) 'Untitled', 1981, plexiglas, acrylic, photographs, collage, 85 x 60 cm. Épreuvre d'Artiste, 1971. Collage, ink, 20 x 29 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Packed Space', 1978, galvanized steel, plastic, ink, 2 x 36 x 26 cm. edition of 50. 'Weather drawing', 1969, collotype, ink, color pencil, felt pen, 27 pieces, each 67,5 x 85,5 cm. 'Signing the Sky Above the Port of Amsterdam by an Aeroplane', 1969, photo series of three photos, no. 1. 'Signing the Sky Above the Port of Amsterdam by an Aeroplane', 1969, photo series of three photos, no. 2. 'Signing the Sky Above the Port of Amsterdam by an Aeroplane', 1969, photo series of three photos, no. 3. 'Wind-Tafel', 1969, nylon, chrome, wood, fan, 120 x ø 50 cm. 'Light Wind (0-3m/sec'), 1968. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Zeilenplan', 1967, nylon, metal, 4 fans. approx. 250 x 175 x 175 cm. 'The Artist as an Object of Art', 1962, photo, 60 x 40 cm. Light events, 1976
Photograpic paper
6 pieces, each 50 x 50 cm
photocredit: Gert Jan van Rooij From the series 'Light Events', 1976, photographic paper, 50 x 50 cm. 'Light', 1973, etched plate glass, white paper, 20 x 28,5 cm. 'Window', 1967, stained wood, blue plexiglas, nylon, fan, 95 x 65 x 25 cm. 'Wentelpaneel', 1966, metal, wood, 240 x 180 x 140 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
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Marinus Boezem
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Biography

Marinus Boezem (1934, the Netherlands) belongs, together with Jan Dibbets and Ger van Elk, among the most important representatives of the Conceptual Art and Arte Povera movement in The Netherlands. In the 1960s, Boezem discovered that he could 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. Boezem 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’: exactly as stated in its 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. In 1971 he made an artwork for television that was broadcast under the auspices of Gerry Shum's legendary Fernseh Gallery. Furthermore, Boezem created numerous works in public space and land art. The Green Cathedral is a beautiful example: 174 Italian poplar trees 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 the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Museum Kröller-Muller, Otterloo; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; and many more public art collections.

Publications:

Boezem, Marinus. 1965 versus 1989. Den Haag: SDU Uitgeverij, 1989. ISBN: 9012-06401-5

Boezem, Marinus. La Lumière Cistercienne Clairvaux. Ludwigshafen am Rhein: Wilhelm-Hack Museum, 1987.

Boezem, Marinus. Polaris & Octans. Rotterdam: CBK Rotterdam, 1998

Boezem, Marinus. The Corcoran Gallery of Art: Marinus Boezem. California: Typecraft, Inc., 1993. ISBN: 0-88675-093-3

Boezem, Marinus. Boezem. Oeuvre Catalogus. Bussum: Uitgevery Thoth, 1999. ISBN: 90-6868-222-9

Exhibitions

Revolutionize!

21 Nov '18 - 27 Jan '19

Amsterdam, The Magic Center

7 Jul '18 - 6 Jan '19

The Hum Comes From the Stumuch

21 Jun - 13 Jul '18

Mental Landscapes / Natural Trajectories

14 Jun - 30 Sep '18

Dell'Uomo

21 Jun - 5 Aug '18

Art Basel 2018

14 Jun - 17 Jun '18

Views

13 Jan - 17 Feb '18

Once More, With Feeling

5 Sep '17 - 7 Jan '18

The Materiality of the Invisible

30 Aug - 26 Nov '17

Verlust der Mitte at S.M.A.K.

20 May - 27 Aug '17

From Nirvana to Catastrophe

3 Mar - 22 Apr '17

Marinus Boezem in the Oude Kerk

24 Nov '16 - 30 Apr '17

SuperLandEscapes

10 Jan - 6 Mar '16

Hemelbestormers

4 Dec '15 - 14 Feb '16

TRANSFORMER

3 Oct - 14 Nov '15

Spiegeloog

3 Oct '15 - 3 Jan '16

ADDITION: Pieter and Marieke Sanders

19 Sep '15 - 3 Jan '16

Expeditie Land Art

19 Sep '15 - 3 Jan '16

Boezem & Co. The City as Stage

11 Apr - 25 May '15

Art Eco: Attitudes in Belgium

9 Jan - 12 Feb '15

The Absence of the Artist

27 Nov '14 - 17 Jan '15

Sky! - in Dutch Art since 1850

21 Jun - 7 Sep '14

TRACES

31 May - 18 Jul '14

A Decade Upstream

30 Nov - 19 Dec '13

Love Illumination

19 Oct - 23 Nov '13

Mapping the Horizon

19 Nov '11 - 7 Jan '12

Della Scultura Rustica

8 Sep - 13 Oct '12

Land Art (Hamburger Bahnhof)

26 Mar '11 - 15 Jan '12

TS 2 (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)

11 Jun - 21 Oct '11

A Volo d'Uccello (De Vleeshal)

17 Sep - 23 Oct '10

Age of "Tokyo Metropolitan Art Gallery" 1926-1970 (Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo)

1 Jan - 1 Feb '05

Marinus Boezem. Het vroege werk 1960-1975 (Kröller Müller)

1 Jan - 31 Dec '99

Degli Uccelli (De Vleeshal)

1 Jan - 31 Dec '89

Marinus Boezem, Vice-Versa (Musée Saint-Pierre Art Contemporain)

1 Jan - 31 Dec '88

L'Uomo Volante (De Vleeshal)

1 Jan - 31 Dec '78

Boezem (Art & Project)

1 Jan - 31 Dec '70

Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Works - Concepts - Processes - Situations - Information) (Kunsthalle Bern)

22 Mar - 27 Apr '69

Op Losse Schroeven: Situaties en Cryprostructuren (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)

15 Mar - 27 Apr '69

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