Work by Marinus Boezem features in the exhibition Unwrapped in Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland, which runs from 3 May till 8 September 2019, and features in the Land Art Flevoland Tour on July 28. Boezem’s Untitled (airplane and boot) from 1982 will be shown in the Unwrapped exhibition, and his Green Catheral can be seen during the bus tour that takes the participants along his work and works by Piet Slegers, Richard Serra, and Daniel Libeskind.
Unwrapped, a story to unpack
Unwrapped is the fifth exhibition at KAF and shows selected works of art from the collection for the first time. A large share of the artworks were collected by Museum de Paviljoens between 1988 and 2012 as part of the Almere Collection. With the closure of the museum in 2013, more than 70 works of art were donated to Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland. A wonderful basis that we would like to continue to build on. Unwrapped shows artworks by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Carsten Höller, Marijke van Warmerdam, Shirin Neshat, Marinus Boezem and many others.
The artwork by Boezem in the Unwrapped exhibition is “Untitled” from 1982, which consists of an airplane and a boot. “On the tail of a stylized airplane fuselage with disconnected wings stand a bronze military boot, filled with lead and beeswax. As a reaction to the weight of the boot and the imaginary stomp on the tail, the nose of the airplane shoots upward. A contrast is called up between the aggressive, realistic military boot and the defenseless, dismantled stylized airplane. Lead is the material of which bullets are made. Beeswax refers to the story of Icarus, who together with his father Daedalus fled the labyrinth of King Minos on Crete on wings, the feathers of which had been affixed with beeswax. When Icarus flew too near the sun the wax melted and he fell into the sea and drowned. In Icarus, 1981, beeswax was molded around the photograph of the fallen artist.” (Witteveen, 333 , Catalogue Raisonné)
Land Art Flevoland Tour 28 July
In Flevoland you can find monumental landscape artworks by world-famous artists such as Robert Morris, Richard Serra and Daniel Libeskind. This year the Land Art Flevoland Foundation is organizing five bus tours along these artworks and the special heritage of Flevoland. Each tour has a different subject or area and a different art historian to explain the works. Lunch at a beautiful location is included.
Sunday, July 28, 2019: Southern route
Southern Flevoland came about a little later, when the emphasis shifted from purely agricultural to habitable and natural land. This tour takes you past the most important pumping station that has drained the polder, and past one of the largest forests in the Netherlands where a forest ranger from Staatsbosbeheer tells a story, and at last takes you past four landscape art works. The following land art works will be visited: Aardzee by Piet Slegers, Horsterwold, Sea Level by Richard Serra, pumping station De Blocq by Kuffeler, Polderland Garden of Love and Fire by Daniel Libeskind, and The Green Cathedral by Marinus Boezem.
• Date: July 28, 2019
• Time: 10 am to 5 pm
• Price: € 49.50 per person
• Information: www.landartflevoland.nl
• Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Starting location: Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF), Esplanade 10, Almere
See also www.landartflevoland.nl for more informationPublication date: 11 May '19