Marinus Boezem

Born in 1934 in Leerdam, works and lives in Middelburg (NL)

Marinus Boezem

Biography

Marinus Boezem (1934, the Netherlands) is one of the first artists who introduced conceptual art in the Netherlands in the 1960's. He discovered that he could use elusive elements such as air, weather, wind and light as visual materials. In 1969 he created one of his most famous works of art, when he had a skywriting airplane sign the sky with his name. In 1971 he made an artwork for television. Boezem also created a lot of 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.

Marinus Boezem has been active for many decades and is an influential figure in conceptual art. His works are part of many important museum collections such as those of the MoMA New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museum Kröller-Muller, and many 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

Marinus Boezem

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Exhibitions

TRACES

Amsterdam, 31 May - 18 Jul '14

A Decade Upstream

Amsterdam, 30 Nov - 19 Dec '13

Love Illumination

Amsterdam, 19 Oct - 23 Nov '13

Mapping the Horizon

Amsterdam, 19 Nov '11 - 7 Jan '12

Della Scultura Rustica

Amsterdam, 8 Sep - 13 Oct '12

When Attitudes Become FormBern 1969/Venice 2013 (Fondazione Prada)

Venice, 1 Jun - 3 Nov '13

Ik Hou Van holland (Stedelijk Museum Schiedam)

Schiedam, 21 Sep '13 - 6 Sep '15

De Kunst van het Kiezen (De Vleeshal)

Middelburg, 1 Jul - 21 Oct '12

Land Art (Hamburger Bahnhof)

Berlin, 26 Mar '11 - 15 Jan '12

TS 2 (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)

Amsterdam, 11 Jun - 21 Oct '11

A Volo d'Uccello (De Vleeshal)

Middelburg, 17 Sep - 23 Oct '10

In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976 (MoMA)

New York, 19 Jul - 5 Oct '09

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

Tokyo, 1 Jan - 1 Feb '05

Dertig Jaar Nederlandse Videokunst (NIMk)

Amsterdam, 11 Jan - 8 Mar '03

Stedelijk Museum in de Nieuwe Kerk I

Amsterdam, 27 Feb - 21 Oct '02

De Voorstelling (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, curated by Queen Beatrix)

Amsterdam, 9 Dec '00 - 4 Feb '01

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

Otterlo, 1 Jan - 31 Dec '99

Marinus Boezem. Panorama. (De Vleeshal)

Middelburg, 11 May - 27 Jun '99

Degli Uccelli (De Vleeshal)

Middelburg, 1 Jan - 31 Dec '89

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

Lyon, 1 Jan - 31 Dec '88

L'Uomo Volante (De Vleeshal)

Middelburg, 1 Jan - 31 Dec '78

Boezem (Art & Project)

Amsterdam, 1 Jan - 31 Dec '70

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

Bern, 22 Mar - 27 Apr '69

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

Amsterdam, 15 Mar - 27 Apr '69